Out of all my guest post this is my most different but I honestly fell in love with Emily’s drawings and her blog! She draws her life and shares it on Jammy & Jelly. Not only are her illustrations amazing but  her blog always makes me smile! It’s the perfect read on an autumn evening, today Emily is sharing what she learnt whilst visiting her sister…

 When taking a little trip away, all those free beauty samples finally come in handy…

…until they run out and you end up carrying home the full size :/

 Humidity does NOT agree with my hair.

 No amount of make up will stay on my face in this heat.

And last, most definitely not least
Bee’s do a little wiggly dance to let their bee friends know where to find pollen! Who knew?!

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First thing’s first, hello! It’s such an honour to be on
Sabrina’s blog today as I’ve been a big time lover of A Little Obsessed for a
really long time now. I’m Jemma and I blog over at Bamboozle Beauty and like a
lot of you, I’m completely obsessed with make up. One thing I absolutely love
doing is applying eye make up. It was one area of make up that I never really
explored when I was younger – those deep colours, mascara wands that look like
they’re about to poke your eye out? Yup, used to frighten me to death. And it’s
only in the past couple of years that I’ve started wearing eye make up and the
past few months that I’ve really started to experiment with it.

 The look above was one that I didn’t plan out. For me,
that’s the beauty of make up – you’re pretty much free to do whatever you like.
And after reading somewhere that purple enhances green eyes, I raided my
collection and came across two beautiful purple colours that I had to paint my
eyelids with. The KIKO Eyetech Look Eyeshadow’s are wonderful contraptions as
they’re tiny with buildable colour. The shade I used (106) is a gorgeous bright
purple shade that really makes the eyes stand out when it’s applied sheer. They
come with their own applicator which makes applying eye make up quick and easy
– great for professional looks in an instant.

Unfortunately, the majority of the eyeshadows I used in
this look are from the Purminerals Beautiful Creatures palette which is now
sadly unavailable. The reason why I love this palette is not only because the
quality of the shadows are outstanding but because it’s very versatile and the
shades are wearable whilst allowing you to inject a bit of colour into your
look. With deep plums, stunning khakis and beautiful neutrals, there’s bound to
be a look for you to create. I used ‘Fantasy’ in the outer corner to deepen the
look and ‘Forbidden’ in the crease to make it more wearable. I love applying
shadow underneath the lash line and for this look, I used ‘Fate’ which is a
beautiful muted down bronze colour.
Underneath all of this make up, I used the KIKO Pearly
Eye Base which is a primer that’s cheap as chips and really enhances shadows
when they’re blended onto the eyes. And of course, it makes them last all day
long like a primer is supposed to. I used a combination of my two favourite
eyeliners to add definition to the eyes – before discovering the Collection
2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner I could never wing my eyeliner out.
Shocking, isn’t it? And to finish the look off, I used my trusty SEVENTEEN
Doll’d Up mascara. It’s a great all-rounder as it makes the lashes longer and
fuller without any clumps.

Primer: KIKO Pearly Eye Base All over the lid: KIKO
Eyetech Look Eyeshadow in 106 In the outer corner: Purminerals
Beautiful Creatures eyeshadow in Fantasy In the crease: Purminerals Beautiful Creatures
eyeshadow in Forbidden Underneath the lashline: Purminerals
Beautiful Creatures eyeshadow in Fate Liquid liner: Collection 2000 Extreme 24 HourFelt Tip Liner  On the waterline: KIKO Vivid Eyes Kajal and Eyeliner  Mascara: SEVENTEEN Doll’d Up 

And there you have it. The completed look. I’m pretty
happy with how it turned out. I do tend to shy away from colours but by mixing
the purple with the neutral bronzes, it created a purple eye that’s easy to
wear. I really hope you like the finished piece and if I could give you a piece
of advice it’d be to experiment. Don’t hide away from colour as you’re bound to
find a way to make it work for you.
Thanks so much Jemma for the guest post! I can’t wait to try it myself! 

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When Charlotte offered to write a little guide to living abroad (in particular in Portugal) I had to say yes as I’m Portuguese myself. I love this post, I hope you too and I can confirm drinks are certainly more potent in Portugal! All the photos have given me holiday blues! Enjoy….. 
(Ps post was written when I was still abroad but I am back now)
Hi gorgeous girlies! It’s Charlotte from thestylum.com here, whilst the beautiful Sabrina is holidaying
in Northern Portugal I’ve been passed the torch for a quick blog post.
I’m from a town just outside of London
but consider myself to be a Londoner as all of my family lives in the centre
and consequentially when I’m in the UK I spend all of my time there.  However for the last three years I have been
living back and forth in Portugal and for the last year I have been living
there for real. If anyone were to ask me where my favourite place on earth was
I would 100% say London as it’s just amazing, right? But Porto is my home now
and it’s definitely a close second.
As Sabrina is from northern
Portugal I thought I’d talk about Porto which is the capital of the north, and
in my opinion the best city in Portugal! Porto is an old city that is embracing
the new. Much like London there is so much to see and do, there are restaurants
galore and more bars than you count.
Porto is the second biggest city
in Portugal but as Portugal is such a small country it’s not that big lol. The
best thing about living here apart from the cocktails is the fact that in Porto
alone there are like 26 shopping centres and the biggest ones close at midnight
so no matter what I’m doing in my life there’s always time to shop. The
shopping here is a-maz-ing, we have all the normal Spanish shops (Mango, Zara,
Massimo Dutti, Bershka etc.) and then we have the designers such as Marc
Jacobs, Diesel, Marques Soares (a department store which sells everything you
can dream of) and best of all we have a Sephora! The only thing I miss is
Topshop but I can always buy online.
Porto isn’t really like London in
the way that when it rains there isn’t much to do here but when the sun is
shining Porto comes alive. I have been here for three years and I still like to
live like a tourist. I’m constantly going to churches, new street shops and
places like the Botanical Gardens as it never gets old and keeps my time here
fun. I work late afternoons and evenings so I practically have the whole day to
get lost and be a tourist which is great.
The biggest survival tip I would
give anyone moving abroad is to learn to adapt! The food is different, they go
out later, the alcoholic drinks are WAY more potent, the people are friendlier
(and touchier too) and everybody is late (not a problem for me). These things I
had to get used to pretty quickly otherwise I would have either died or have
been pretty miserable for a long time.
Moving abroad has its ups and its
downs, in my case the only down has been the lack of Thai and Mexican food in
Porto.  Some people live in boring towns
and feel the need to move away and look for excitement, my problem is that I
live in two amazing cities and love them both so much that I can’t choose which
one I want to live in!
Thanks for reading and thanks
Sabrina for having me! 
(Photographer: Eunice Pais)

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Today’s manicure Monday is a guest post from Sinead with one of my favourite nail colours…

I have a lot of nail polishes and it is no secret but on a
recent trip to Boots I came across a colour that isn’t presently in my large
nail polish collection and that is green. When I came across the Sinful Colours
range I had to pick up a green shade to add to my collection, I picked up a pastel
green which was only £1.99. For my manicure I firstly buff, smooth and add
shine to my nails using a Topshop nail file which was only £2  I then add Essie Sugar Daddy to my nails to
act as my base so my nails don’t discolour or stain , once the base has dried I
apply two coats of  Pistache to my nails.
The nail polish dried within 5 minutes and I then use my trusty Seche Vite dry
fast top coat to finish my mani. I would recommend the top coat to anyone who
is always painting their nails and wants their nail colour to last a little bit
longer. The nail polish is relatively easy to apply but a thicker brush would
make it slightly easier as a result more care needed to paint the nails. The
nail polish doesn’t have the best wear but the top coat defiantly prolongs the
overall wear but at £1.99 I think you can’t really go wrong.

What do you think of green nails?

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Dress // Asos 
Bag // c/o Peacocks 
Shoes // River Island 
Watch // Michael Kors
Lips // MAC Lady Danger 
Nails // Ciate ‘big yellow taxi’ 
Hey everyone, my names Chelsea and i blog over at Through Chelsea’s Eyes. When Sabrina said that she was looking for guest bloggers while she is away on her jollies i jumped at the chance and emailed as soon as i found out! I love A Little Obsessed, and well, i feel very happy being able to share my outfit with you all today 🙂 I hope you like it. 
As its been very warm the past couple of weeks – and is ‘supposedly’ set to carry on for August (fingers crossed) anyway this outfit is quite bold the little summer number!
I can be quite boring/safe when it comes to my outfits and always seem to end up turning back to the good old colour black, does anyone else do this?
but recently I’ve been trying to break my bad habits so i have really been embracing the midi dress trend and trying to wear more patterns/prints (even though i always turn back to my comfort zone favourites) that’s when i saw this dress on Asos i knew i had to have it, it was still in my comfort zone yet slightly pushing me out of it with the bold daisy print!  
When it came it was no disappointment, it was soft t-shirt like material so you could easily where this with flats for the more casual look! I chose to wear mine on a night out for some dinner so i wanted to be a little more dressy so i threw on a pair of trusty heels and topped it off with my favourite red lipstick! – it left me feeling quite 1940’s! 
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my guest post, I had so much fun writing it for Sabrina while she’s jetted off on her holiday’s! If you get chance I’d love you to come and stop by my blog, or just pop over and say hi! – Speak soon 🙂 
 Are you a fan of bold prints? 
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