Friday, 28 February 2014

Fashion | Primark Bag - Michael Kors Selma dupe


Bag yourself one of these beauties!


I never really buy bags in Primark as I think they can often look a bit plasticy and cheap, so I couldn't believe it when I spotted this beauty in the Tottenham Court Road store on Friday night. It's pretty similar in style to the to die for Michael Kors Selma bag, but a snippet of the price - ONLY £10! On Saturday I posted a Primark haul post, featuring this gorgeous bag and lots of you on Twitter said you'd like to see it have it's own post. So, here it is!

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Midweek Manicure | #NailArtWeeklyProject Week 5 - Glitz & Glam


Diamonds are a girl's best friend!


It's a big week at emsypickle - not only was it the final instalment of The London Blog Project on Tuesday, but this is also the last of the #NailArtWeeklyProject posts too wahhhhhhhh! Lovely Danni set a great theme for the final post, to ensure it goes out with a bang (and a sparkle...) - Glitz and Glam! To me, nothing is more glitzy and glamorous than a big sparkling diamond, so I decided this would be my inspiration for this week's Midweek Manicure.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lifestyle | The London Blog Project, Week 4 - Advice


Come to London, it's awesome!


This is the forth and final post of The London Blog Project, and today the theme is advice you'd give people coming to visit live in London. I'm a born and bred Londoner, so I have definitely picked up some top tips and tricks of the trade for getting the best out of the Capital. (oohh sounds a bit Hunger Games!)

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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Blogging | I've bought my own domain name!


Welcome to emsypickle.co.uk


At the beginning of the year, I let you know that I had officially changed my blog name to emsypickle (rather than Thinking Outside The Pickle Jar). I had been umming and aahhing about it for a while and thought TOTPJ really was a bit long and not really right for my blog anymore. Then I saw I had 50 followers on Bloglovin' and thought I'd better do it quick if I was going to do it! Well...fast forward 6 weeks and I now have nearly 200 Bloglovin' followers (thank you all so much!!) so I thought it was time to take the next step and register my own domain name.  

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Fashion | Primark Haul - February 2014


I LOVE PRIMARK!!!


I absolutely LOVE Primark right now! I've popped in twice in February and both times have found THE BEST THINGS EVER!!!!! Here's a little post to show you what I've bought and why I love them so much.

Primark-haul


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Midweek Manicure | #NailArtWeeklyProject Week 4 - Nails Inspired by My Birthday Month (February)


Roses are red, violets are blue, February has Valentines Day and my birthday too! 


Hello! I can't believe it's already Week 4 of the #NailArtWeeklyProject! This week's theme is "Nail Art Inspired By The Month You Were Born In". I found this a bit tricky as my birthday is in February on Valentine's Day, which was last week's nail art theme! (And February isn't really known for much else!) I decided to go for a floral theme as everyone likes getting flowers on Valentine's Day or their birthday.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Lifestyle | The London Blog Project, Week 3 - Sights & Attractions


So many things to see and do!


Time for week 3 of The London Blog Project, and today I'll be showing you my favourite sights and attractions to visit when in London. These posts seem to get harder every week, as there are just so many incredible and iconic things to see and do! Short of saying GO SEE IT ALL!! I've put together my cream of the crop, and some fun experience based activities to help you make the most out of your time in London.

London-Blog-Project-Sights-Review


Monday, 17 February 2014

Beauty | Tangle Teezer

No more knots!


I have very thin, fine hair and it gets horribly knotty far too easily. This, teamed with my complete lack of patience and tendency to be running late, means I am often left cursing at my hair brush and practically crying as I rip it through my tangled hair each morning! Bad beauty blogger! This obviously weakens my hair even more, and it seems to come out left right and centre :( It's a running joke between my boyfriend and I that I will be as bald as Phil Mitchell by the time I'm 30, and that our entire flat is covered in "Emsy hairs" (gross, I know!) So I was thrilled when he picked up on my subtle hints (read: blatant pleas) that's I'd like a Tangle Teezer for Christmas! I'd heard so many great things about these special brushes; that they glide effortlessly through hair, and prevent it from splitting and breaking. Now would it live up to my expectations?!

Tangle-Teezer-review


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Midweek Manicure | #NailArtWeeklyProject Week 3 - Valentine's Day Nails (with some One Direction Nail Crush!)

Happy (early) Valentines Day loves!


Ah Valentine's Day, some people love it, some people loathe it, either way it makes for a great theme for nail art! Which is why it's the theme for Week 3 of the #NailArtWeeklyProject *shouts Hurrah and throws heart shaped confetti in the air* :)




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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lifestyle | The London Blog Project, Week 2 - Food & Drink

Chow down in London Town!


Hello London fans! It's time for week 2 of The London Blog Project, and this week I'll be looking at some of my favourite places to eat and drink in the capital (and let me tell you, there are many! If I'm not shopping, I'm eating!) It has been very hard to whittle it down to my all time faves, so let's see what made the grade....


Friday, 7 February 2014

Fashion | Accessorize Bangles

Beautiful bargain bracelets


I was lucky enough to be given an Accessorize voucher for Christmas, so went in the other week ready to get pick out some lovely new treats. My eyes were instantly drawn to this gorgeous set of 2 silver bangles.

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Midweek Manicure | #NailArtWeeklyProject Week 2 - Nails Inspired by a TV Show / Film

You know you love them - XOXO Gossip Girl Nails


Hello lovelies! So it's time for Week 2 of the #NailArtWeeklyProject and this week's theme has had me even more excited than last weeks! Nails inspired by a TV show or film eeeeekkk!!  I have some many films and TV shows that I absolutely love, so my brain instantly began buzzing with ideas - Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Keeping Up With The Kardashians - all amazing to watch, and would all translate creatively into nail art. However there's one show in particular which I've become OBSESSED with recently, which features an amazing mix of characters, a crazy amount of drama and more glitz and glam than you can shake a stick at - GOSSIP GIRL!

Gossip-Girl


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Lifestyle | The London Blog Project, Week 1 - Shopping

Shop till you drop in London Town


The lovely April from Beautiface Blog has started The London Blog Project, designed for London bloggers like myself to share insider thoughts and knowledge on the best the capital has to offer. Sounds good eh?! Well here is my first post, and it's all about something very close to my heart - SHOPPING

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