Behind The Blog featuring Emma from Toast O Clock

Toast O Clock

Do you ever have one of those days where everything just goes wrong? You know the type that from the moment you stumble out of bed until the minute you stumble back into it again disaster just looms overhead wringing it’s sweaty hands & waiting to pounce…. I stubb my toe, break 3 nails, crack my knee on the corner of the bed, discover we’ve run out of loo roll whilst ON the loo, burn toast, accidentally empty the contents of my bag all over the kitchen floor, accidentally empty the contents of Emma’s bag all over the kitchen floor, loose the car keys twice… and all this in the space of just 30 minutes. Of course little events like this continued to unfold the ENTIRE day, right up until yesterday evening whilst I’m basking in a glorious hot shower (having just plastered my hair in conditioner) and the water turns icy cold. Yep, one of those days  *sobs* I swear, if I was a wine drinker I think I’d have been found hiding under my duvet clutching a large bottle and straw last night.

Have you had one of those days recently? Do humour me in the comments below by reminding me I’m not the only one who’s gone through the mill ladies! *sigh*

However time for a sprinkle of cheer as we move speedily along onto our second sassy blogger of the week… the gorgeous Emma from Toast O Clock. Although this budding beauty & lifestyle blogger is based in Scotland she’s spent most of her younger years growing up in Northern Ireland – always fabulous having someone a little more local on the virtual sofa for a bit of a chatter! So without further ado I’ll stop waffling and just let y’all get on with finding out more about the gorgeous gal herself, don’t forget to stop by her blog and say a huge hello – you’ll adore it! Enjoy 🙂

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In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:

Advice, humour, beauty, truth, personality

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What inspired you to start blogging?

For a long time I sat reading other people’s blogs. I found posts about their opinions on products or techniques or brands really useful and so I thought: Maybe my opinion could be useful to someone too? I also thought it could be something really fun as I am a creative person, just not in the typical drawing with pencil on paper type of way – I love designing the look of my blog as much as I love writing the content and I am learning to enjoy the photography element of my blog too.

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Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?

My name on the majority of my social media is “toast o’clock” which comes from the time of day (or should I say night) when I get a bit hungry and sneak into the kitchen for toast. It’s usually when I’m up far too late at night, and once my flatmates worked out what I was doing in the kitchen in the middle of the night it became a thing, just like that. My blog title is “My Slice” because I want it to be a place where I can write about my take on things, and also because I think that the link between “slice” and “toast” is just too clever for words – I’m insanely proud of that name.

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Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

I never run out of ideas for posts but I do sometimes encounter a block of actually wanting to sit down and write a post. The only thing I’ve found to overcome it is to take a small break from blogging and hope that it goes away by itself.

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What’s your favourite post to date?

It’s gotta be “15 things I learned during my first year at university” – it reminded me of the amazing year I’ve had and was really fun to write.

http://toastoclock.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/15-things-i-learned-during-my-first.html

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Describe your everyday clothes style:

Topshop leggings, brown ankle boots, a pretty top and either my cream or black leather jacket.

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What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Bourjois Feutre Eyeliner – my first felt-pen style eyeliner and I have to say it’s made applying eyeliner super easy for a beginner like me.

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara – my go to mascara, I think I’ve found the one!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick – I love how moisturising these lipsticks are, yet they still have great pigmentation and lasting time. Glam Plum Fulham and Vintage Pink are the shades I own but I’m looking to expand my collection as I love them so much!

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How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

I like to take all of my makeup off, pop a facemask on and get in the bath. Maybe paint my nails, and actually take the time to condition my hair… just have a proper pamper really!

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Describe your ideal Saturday night:

A takeaway meal with the girls, then us all rushing around getting dolled up in dresses and heels, then out to a bar for drinks followed by a club where we dance our wee hearts out and drink more than we should!

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What do you do to relax?

I have a playlist on my Spotify called “Breathe” which is filled with some of my favourite songs that are a bit slower and really calm me down.

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Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Procrastinating a ridiculous amount, if it’s something not-major (as in not university work) that can be done tomorrow then it’s getting done tomorrow. Or the next day. Or the day after that. Or next week sometime. I’m also really bad at avoiding impulse purchases when I’m in a bad mood – to me retail therapy calms me down.

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What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

My family and I went on holiday to Menorca when I was a kid and I loved floating around the pool at the resort on this inflatable dolphin we bought.

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What was your favourite school subject?

Science, particularly biology. I loved learning how the human body worked, and that’s why I chose to do my degree in biochemistry, which I really enjoy.

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What’s your dream job?

I’d love to be the head of a scientific research laboratory – I don’t want to be sat in the lab all of the time, I want to be in business meetings and getting funding and all of that as well as doing all the cool stuff in my lab coat and gloves and goggles.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

So, five years from now I’ll be 23…I’d love to have graduated from university with my master’s degree in biochemistry. I’ll hopefully be in a relationship, and (fingers crossed) I’ll have either a kitten or a French bulldog, or if I’m incredibly lucky I’ll have both. I hope that I’ll still be blogging too.

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What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

I have a pretty substantial bucket list – just after I turned 18 I wrote down 100 things I wanted to do during my adult life – so here are the highlights:

To get married and become a mum

To travel around the world and visit all seven continents

To own a baby grand piano

To get a PhD

To have a cat and a French bulldog

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What’s your biggest achievement to date?

Throughout high school I got straight A’s in all of my exams and then got an unconditional offer to my first choice university. It took a hell of a lot of work but I’m so proud of myself.

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Who inspires you?

No one in particular!

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I don’t have one favourite quote, no, in fact I have inspirational quotes everywhere – on post-it’s on my walls, on the front of notebooks, as my laptop background… but I couldn’t pick just one.

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What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

Just get started already! I wish I had started mine sooner. And don’t be afraid to change things about your blog all over the place at the beginning until you get it just the way you want it.

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QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:

Tea or Coffee = Neither!

 

Coke or Pepsi = Coke (especially Coke Life – that stuff is goooood)

 

Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Messy mayhem

 

Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Both

 

Night In or Night Out = Night Out

 

Heels or Flats = Heels

 

Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Stick

 

Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Both, depends on my mood

 

Paperback or E-book = Paperback, I can’t stand reading books on a screen

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Contact Emma:

Blog: http://toastoclock.blogspot.co.uk/ (also on bloglovin’)

Instagram: toast_oclock

Twitter: @toast_oclock

Tumblr: http://toastoclock.tumblr.com/

Snapchat: emmacparsons

Don’t forget: If you would like your blog featured on Behind The Blog then get in touch via the contact page by clicking *here*, I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves  🙂

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31 thoughts on “Behind The Blog featuring Emma from Toast O Clock

  1. Thank you so much Karen for featuring me on Behind The Blog, and in particular thank you for your lovely words in your wee introduction!

    (Also I hope “those” days are few and far between for you Karen and that today everything goes right for you!)

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    • Emma you’re so so so welcome my lovely!! It was SUCH an honour to have you on this week 🙂 And of thank YOU for getting on board and allowing us to get to know you better – it’s been a pleasure *hugs* XXXXX

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  2. Nice to meet you Emma! 🙂 xo Karen – I am so sorry to hear about your bad day. I have things like that happen to me all of the time! I swear I need to wear a bib when I go out to eat because I spill everything I eat on myself! Lol! Or when I have to be somewhere and look nice and I do my makeup and it just turns out to be a disaster and I get mascara on my eyelid and have to fix that up. Tons of little things like that happen to me ALL the time! Lol! XXXXXXXX

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    • Sooo glad to hear I’m not the only one Katie (even though I wouldn’t wish bad luck on anyone of course lol) Honestly it seemed surreal!!! loling at the bib scenario… I swear we are separated at birth or something cause my chest usually catches everything – crazy lol lol YES to the makeup disaster too…. ahhhh happens to us all *sigh* Well, at least next time it happens I’ll be in the knowledge of knowing I’m not the only one singled out by lady luck lol lol xxxx

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      • You’re definitely not alone Karen! My chest is a food catcher as well! Lol! When it came to doing my makeup last night, I didn’t want to try anything to complicated because I didn’t want to mess anything up so I just kept it simple and safe lol. I thought about winged liner but I could just see that being a disaster of all nights lol. I was going to do a red lip but with eating and drinking I just went with a my lips but better shade because it was going to come off anyway. Then of course last night trying to get ready I start to get sweaty because it’s been unseasonably warm lately. I sweat the most on my head! Then after having a couple of drinks at the party I was sweating then and had drops of sweat on my forehead and by the time I got back home the back of my hair was damp lol. Just my luck!! Lol!! XXXXX

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      • Haaaa glad to hear it Katie!! 😀 Oh gee winged liner is always a risky business so you choose well to keep it simple – and it looked absolutely stunning!!!!!! Yep, I get what you mean about the red lip and eating, again another risk – that’s why I love that lipcote as it keeps it totally sealed, otherwise I wouldn’t chance a red lip either chum! That’s the thing about alcohol, always ends up raising the temperature – and like you my head gets it which means frizzy hair for me lol Ahh the things we girls have to endure when socialising *grrr* 😀 XXXXX

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      • I know right! I was thinking how unfair it was for Ron to be able to get ready so fast and be so comfortable lol. But yeah I normally try to avoid alcohol because I get so warm and sweaty. I was really anxious though and needed to relax lol. 😀 XXXXX

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      • Haaa always the way with men… literally 10 minutes and they’re done! Crazy!!! Take’s me 10 minutes just to decided what eyeshadow I’m going to wear Katie lol lol XXX
        Ps: totally get you with the alcohol… temperature gauge goes off the scale with it *sigh* XXXX

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      • Yeah my makeup takes me the longest lol and I just dread blow drying my hair. I wish I could skip that part and go right into it with the straightening brush! Lol! XXXXX

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      • Ahhh the hair – it’s a nightmare!!! Mine is so darn thick though, oddly enough since I’ve been using my Tresame shampoo (sleek & shine) it’s been such a blessing for de-frizzing etc 😀 But yep – wish I could skip it too huni lol xxxxx

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