Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Hi everyone! 
Last week in the UK it was hot, sunny weather. So hot that I actually managed to go to the beach and swim in the sea! I know, it's hard to believe that we actually get hot weather here, but it's true! However it didn't last long as for the past 3 days we have had rain and thunder. Great. But the sunny weather put me in a beach mood and now I am craving a holiday! So here is my Beach Wear and Beach Reads post!

Beach Wear

Here are some of my favourite things to wear on the beach. 
In the first picture is a floral, bright bikini. The picture doesn't show how bright and pretty it actually is! It is a lot more pink and blue than what the picture shows. It has one line of frill on the bottom and two lines on the top. I adore bright bikinis as they remind me of hot tropical places and I love frills so the two together just made a perfect bikini! The top has removable straps and in the store the straps were in a separate little bag which I actually dropped so ever since I have had to use this black one or have it strapless. Oops!
(I will tell you where I bought everything later)
In the second picture is a navy blue and white striped bikini top. I don't know why but for some reason I didn't buy the bottoms so I have to mix and match with all my others. This bikini top also has removable straps but this time I didn't loose the correct ones! I love the colour and it's also really comfortable to wear in and out of the water. I hate bikinis which are uncomfortable to wear while sunbathing but this one is great!
The third picture is of some shorts which I will sometimes wear over bikini bottoms. It is actually quite a bold purple which isn't showing up in the picture. They are elasticated around the top so they are comfortable to wear. One thing I would say though is not to wear them on water slides! The amount of times I have got stuck down a water slide where it has caught on a bump is ridiculous and so embarrassing! 
Now for the prices and where I bought everything
Picture 1: £12 from New Look
Picture 2: £4 from New Look
Picture 3: 7 from a stall in Portugal

Beach Reads

Here are my beach reads for this summer. 
I got both of these books from Waterstones, they were both £6.99. Insurgent is actually second in the Divergent Trilogy which is coming out as a movie soon. I read Divergent in about 3 days so I had to buy Insurgent! Divergent was amazing and it is one of my favourite books so I would definitely recommend it. If you check out the link above it will give you a description of each book in the trilogy.
I was looking for more books to read on Waterstones and they recommended Matched after Insurgent. I read the blurb and I was instantly hooked. Here is what it says:
"On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when he whole world begins to unravel."
I think it sounds amazing and I can't wait to start reading! Would you like a review on these books? Let me know and I'll write one up!
I thought I would give you an idea of how long each book is so I made this picture below;
You can see they are not small books but I think once you get into them, you wont care about the size.

Overall, of the whole post, I think you should definitely try out New Look bikinis and maybe give one of these books a go too! 

Enjoy your summer!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Hi everyone!
For my first proper post I decided to do an eyeliner review on the two eyeliners I use everyday.
I always use a liquid eyeliner for my top lid and a pencil for my waterline and bottom lid. These two, I have been using for about 3 months now so I thought it would be great to do a review on them!

 Liquid Eyeliner

This is my favourite liquid mascara.It is the Master Precise by Maybelline
Here is what Maybelline says: "Exclusive felt tip. Never dries. Never skips. Ultra-thin 0.4mm brush supplies smooth, even lines. No mess or excess" 
 I bought this for £7.99 and it is definitely worth the money! I wanted a felt tip because I find them easier to draw with and I don't make as many mistakes with them! I also like eyeliners which aren't too dry and don't crisp and flake off and this guy doesn't budge! Ah! I just love it! 
All I can really say is if you are looking for a liquid eyeliner; TRY THIS ONE! 

Pencil Eyeliner

This is the Pencil Eyeliner. It is the Carbon Eye Definer in Black by The Body Shop

In all honesty, this is only the 2nd eyeliner I have tried. I know, I know, shocker right? But I only decided I wanted eyeliner on my waterline/lower lid a few months back. But even though I only have one other to compare it with, I can still tell you how much I like it! 
Here is what The Body Shop say about it: "An intense, ultra colour eye definer with line smudger incorporated on to the end of the pencil. The formulation is water-resistant, with a smooth texture for blendable and smudgeable affect. The pigments give high coverage and the formulation is long wearing." 
It costs £9 but it's worth the money because it does everything that it claims it does. The only thing I haven't tried is how water-resistant it actually is. The package itself doesn't state that it's water-resistant so I have never used it as a water proof eyeliner but maybe I'll give it a go and update you in my next post! 
What I can tell you though is that it applies easily and looks bold on your eyes. The only thing I don't like about it is that by the end of the day it will sometimes smudge making you look like you have huge bags under your eyes. Once it has completely finished I think I will look for a longer lasting one as the bag look really isn't in right now!

Overall I adore the Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner and am not too keen on the Carbon Eye Definer. 
What is your favourite eye pencil? I think I need some help!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Welcome to Emily's Rambles!

Hello and welcome to my blog Emily's Rambles!
My name is Emily and I am a student living in the UK. 
I have always been a chatterbox; wanting to share my thoughts and opinions with anyone who would listen! I have also always had a passion for writing so putting those two things together makes a very chatty blog! I wanted to start blogging years ago but always lost interest after a while as I could never find a good subject to blog about. But I realized that maybe the things I am interested in, other people are interested in too? So here is Emily's Rambles and I hope you enjoy them!