10th April, 2009 - Posted by Emily - No Comments

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. My name is Emily Van Cauter and I am currently 22 years old. If you’d like to learn a little more about me, make sure to keep reading. I’ve also answered a few questions people often ask me, you can find them in my FAQ page.

I grew up in a very creative family in Belgium, which is a small country next to France and The Netherlands. From a young age onwards, drawing, photography, and art were a part of my life. At the age of 12 I decided to study art in school, just like my dad. I was constantly in search of beauty and found that photography was my ideal way of capturing beauty and creating a certain atmosphere.

Portraits were my favourite to capture, especially fashion and beauty shots were a big inspiration to me. This spiked my interest in make-up and cosmetics. As a young teen I found myself watching YouTube videos to learn how to create make-up looks. One day I stumbled on a nail art tutorial and discovered that the world of nail art doesn’t stop with a French manicure. It really opened up my eyes and I was instantly hooked! I had a blog on LiveJournal way back when and always really loved blogging. After I got hooked on nail art and make-up I veered my blog in that direction! I started this blog, Very Emily, in January 2010 and I haven’t looked back since!

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That tells you how I got into blogging but I obviously have other interests too! Possibly too many to list! I’m a keen crafter and I like knitting. My day isn’t complete without at least one episode of the TV series I am following that time. There are many shows I love watching but I’m a big sci-fi nerd and Star Trek, Firefly and Doctor Who will always be up there. I also love computers, gadgets, technology, games.

I’ve had problems with anxiety for a long time but it’s gotten much better over the years. My blog and doing nail art is the perfect way to de-stress and escape every day struggles. My blog has been a hobby/passion from day one and it still is. I couldn’t imagine my life without it!

I am introverted and the biggest homebody. I pretty much live in my pyjamas! Despite enjoying staying home, there are many places in the world I want to visit. At the top of my bucket list is making a roadtrip around the United Kingdom. I’ve always felt a strong affection towards the UK and would probably move there if I could.


Me and my boyfriend Dries, going strong since 01/02/2009. I owe special thanks to him, he’s my rock. Wouldn’t know what to do without this guy!

I hope you enjoy taking a look at my blog! If you have any questions or want to chat, feel free to contact me or send me a message. :)