Hi there and welcome to The Glitter Vixen, a style, beauty and lifestyle blog written by me, Emily Jane Garthwaite.

On this blog you can expect to find:

Don’t know where to start?
On the right hand sidebar (you need to click into a blog post to see this), you'll find a few ways to get stuck in. If you're after something specific, there's a search bar, you can browse the archives or search the tags, or, if you're interested in what everyone else is reading, my most popular posts are on show too!

And what about the girl behind the blog?
Hello! My name is Emily, I’m in my twenties and I currently live in Reading, Berkshire, UK. I’m originally from Wakefield in West Yorkshire and have also spent time living in Aberystwyth (Wales), Swindon and a small town near Basingstoke.

Besides blogging, I love to read and my favourite genre is young adult fantasy. However, I am very open minded and will read and enjoy books from most genres. I am incredibly attached to my Netflix account but I jump at the opportunity to socialise. I like going to restaurants, drinking cocktails and dancing the night away.

At the end of 2017, I started becoming very conscious that my lifestyle didn't align with my values. At the beginning of 2018, I decided to start trying to align the two again. This means I am currently exploring veganism, trying to reduce my negative impact on the environment and I also want to start moving away from fast fashion and choose more ethical fashion options. 

I’m a pretty open and honest person, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Some quick facts:
  • I have a degree in English Literature and American Studies 
  • I am the Marketing Executive for a cloud-based software company 
  • I am the oldest of six children and I'm very family orientated
  • I have been writing The Glitter Vixen since 2013, but I’ve been blogging since 2009, and had my first domain name at the tender age of 11 
  • Wednesday 13 is my favourite musical artist, I currently also have a lot of love for The 69 Eyes, Lana Del Rey and Marina and the Diamonds (I like what I like, OK?!)
  • I am unhealthily obsessed with Game of Thrones - books and the TV show