Saturday, 25 January 2014

EmilyClaireFashions is moving (and slightly changing name)

Hi everyone.

Just a quick hello to say that I'm moving my blog. I've set up my own website and published it today, so I will be blogging on there from now on.

Everything's explained in the first post of my new site, but basically I moved because I don't like the design and layouts on blogspot. I can just never seem to get a nice, neat, professional looking page unfortunately.

Anyway, I will be doing a last post on this site in a few days and then will be writing solely on the other one from then on. I'll still keep this site online for archive purposes, but it's unlikely I will update it again after my next and last post.

If you would like to keep up with my shenanigans once I'm finished on blogspot, then you can go to my new page ( and follow it 1 or more of 5 ways: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoogle + and subscribing via email.

A big thankyou to everyone who has read and commented on this site throughout its years and I hope very much to see you on my new page soon!

Love from EmilyClaireBeauty
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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Hello Again Beautiful People

Hi guys. Sorry I've been absent from this blog for so, so long, it's been a very difficult few years for me.

Uni was so awfully busy and demanding, I had no time to blog or pretty much do anything in my life except work. It was incredibly tiring and debilitating and eventually it became too much for me to handle, so a few months ago, after a lot of thought, I made the decision to leave my studies (If you can call them that, more like slave labour!). It was something I had to do for myself and I have no regrets in doing so. I admit, I do keep wondering what it would have been like if I had stayed on, but every time I think about it, I know it wouldn't have been the right thing to do and that I wouldn't have been able to deal with it at all! It was just all far too much work and pressure for me.

Now it's all over, I've moved on from the rather emotional experience and I'm much happier for leaving. I'm now looking for a job and I finally have time to do things for myself. I've got back to drawing properly like I've wanted to for ages. True, I occasionally drew in my sketchbooks anyway, but most of the time it wasn't things I wanted to be drawing and I wasn't able to spend very long on them either. Recently though, I've had time to sketch things in my personal sketchbook, I've been able to start a digital painting and I'm also very interested in learning how to draw from my imagination, comic book style. It's going alright so far, but I'm finding it very difficult to break out of the fashion illustration style I've had to do for so long. I'm not sure it's something I'll be amazing at, drawing from nothing but my mind, as the only way I've ever found I could draw really well was by observing/copying. However, I'm trying my hand at it and I know that it will take time and patience.

If you'd like to check out my artwork (which of course I'd very much appreciate), I have a deviantART profile which I will be updating regularly with both things old and new. My page is:

Anywho, I've probably bored you all enough with this update post so I'll wrap it up 'round about here. I probably won't be posting on my blog very often, but I'll try to do a few a month, even if they're only little ones.
I do, however, have my next post planned, so please watch out for it :)
I'll be telling you all about a little something I did this October with my family and there's a make-up tutorial in there for all you beauty blogger followers too! Fair warning it will be geeky….'cos if you haven't noticed….I'm a geek….and not ashamed of it! :)

 Let me know if you'd like to see a post on something else that's happened recently, like what I got for Christmas, reviews on things I've bought recently or even what music, films, TV I'm loving at the moment etc…
Also, just a quick sorry to anyone who's commented and I haven't replied to, as I've said, uni made me so flippin' busy and I let things slide so I am sorry for that, but please feel free to comment as much as you want, I have the time to look and reply now, yay!! :)

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