What I've Bought #26 | Boxing Day Sales

Thursday, 14 January 2016

One of the things I received for Christmas was a Boots gift card which I was originally going to use to pick up some Nyx products but unfortunately you can only use gift cards in store. I had to wait until public transport was up & running again.. so by the time I got to my nearest Boots store, there wasn't much to choose from. After a good hour, I did manage to pick up two things I had my eye on. 

The first thing I picked up was the Sanctuary Glow & Boost Skincare Collection. It had been reduced from £20 to £10 which I was pretty happy about as I was willing to pay that or more for a good facial oil as the weather has played havoc with my skin. I can't wait to try these bits out as I really need to get back into a good skincare routine.

The set contains:
Illuminating Moisture Lotion 15ml
 Radiance Exfoliator 15ml
Therapist's Secret Facial Oil 30ml
Thermal Detox Mask 15ml

I then spotted the Starbucks Dusting Set, this had been reduced from £10 to £5. I was actually going to buy this before Christmas but I'm glad I waited to see if I could get it in the sale. I have been obsessed with hot chocolate with plenty of whipped cream lately, so I thought that these would be good to add a little flavour.

The 4 flavours included are:

Even though the sales weren't that great & the weather was pretty rubbish, I'm really happy with the things that I picked up. I'm probably going to review the Sanctuary bits so keep an eye out for that.

Did you pick up anything from the sales?

Wishlist #42 | The Ebay Edit

Thursday, 7 January 2016

What's in your Ebay basket?

Goals For 2016

Thursday, 31 December 2015

I don't usually make goals for the new year as I just don't see them through but 2016 is going to be different...I hope. There are a few things that I want to do, not because of the whole "new year, new me" thing but because I just think they would improve my happiness. 

1, Save!
I used to be so good at saving money but as I've got older I just end up spending it all. I'm either going to start a savings account or just put all my spare change into a massive jar. I don't have anything in particular I want to save for right now but it would be nice to know that I have the money there if the electric needs to be topped up, something needs to be fixed or even for a small pick me up when needed.

2, More Family Time.
I don't spend as much time with my loved ones as I'd like. I want to make more of an effort to just sit & have a chat with them, little gestures like doing the washing up or making a cuppa & bringing it to them or treating them to a nice day out somewhere or even a takeaway on the sofa watching tv.

3, Blog Photography.
I've really struggled with my photography lately as the weather has been pretty rubbish. I think 2016 is the year that I invest in some lighting. I don't think it's going to be anything fancy but just something that will see me through the dark & cloudy days.

4, Cook More!
I really enjoy cooking but it's so much easier to chuck something frozen into the microwave or the oven. I really want to start making proper meals, even if it's just twice a week. I think it will not only taste much better as I can control what is going into it but I just think it would improve my overall happiness. I mean, who doesn't love a home cooked meal?

5, Discover new places.
I'm a total homebody, I love staying in wearing super comfy clothes & doing whatever I want but sometimes I do quite enjoy going out. I want to eventually travel the world but my fear of heights makes that quite difficult. So I thought I would start with Wales as I'm sure there is a ton of things I'm yet to discover, I think it would be quite fun to stay in a hotel & be a tourist in my own hometown for a day or two. It would be great to find new places to eat, cute little shops to browse & maybe find some interesting facts about the country.

Have you made any goals for 2016?


Christmas Makeup

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Every Christmas I like to make a little bit more of an effort when it comes to my makeup. This year was no exception as I decided it would be a great time to wear some false lashes. I really love how they look but it took me a while to get used to them. I did my usual base, contour, highlight & brow routine but I opted for bronzey gold eyeshadows & a matte red lip to mix things up a bit.

Products Used:
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Gosh Hydrating Primer
 Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Bobbi Brown Corrector - Extra Light Bisque
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation - Light Porcelain
Revlon Colourstay Concealer - Fair
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair
Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder 
Nyx Blush - Taupe [ contour ]
Sleek Blush - Suede
Sleek Contour Kit [ highlight ]
Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil - Dark Blonde
Gosh Brow Kit
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MeMeMe Opulent Eyeshadow Quad - 1st & 3rd shade
Eylure False Lashes
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick - Frambourjoise
Mua Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer - Reckless
What makeup look did you go for?

The Christmas Tag

Thursday, 24 December 2015

As the lighting has been pretty crap lately, I haven't managed to take the photos for todays post but as I haven't done a Christmas themed tag yet, I thought it would be a good alternative. I found this particular tag on one of my favourite blogs -  Milk Bubble Tea.

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
 I'm not a huge fan of Christmas movies but I adore The Nightmare Before Christmas & The Grinch.
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
I've always opened presents on Christmas morning but next year I want to start a tradition of getting new pjs &/or bedding for Christmas eve.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
  The only thing I can think of is actually from this year. My boyfriends mum & I recently decorated some biscuit ornaments together. It was so much fun & they looked pretty great.
4. Favourite festive food?
This is such a hard question! I adore yorkshire puddings but then goose fat roasties are pretty delicious & you can't forget about the cheese & crackers. 
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
 Last year my dad surprised me with a beautifully scented candle that he picked out by himself. Usually I go shopping with him to pick out things but the fact that he remembered what scents I like makes it pretty special.
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
 I really love how Costa smells when they bring their Christmas drinks out. I also really like cinnamon & how Christmas dinner smells.
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
 I'm not sure if this counts as a tradition as it only started last year but my dad & I spend some time together & have a mug of hot chocolate before bed. Next year I would like to start a new pjs/bedding Christmas Eve tradition.
8. What tops your tree?
I bought a gold glittery star to top the tree this year. I adore it so much!
9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I can't really remember asking for any extravagant gifts as a child. I think I'll have to ask my dad about this one.
10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
 Can I say all of it? I love spending time with loved ones, decorating the house, wrapping presents, the food... Okay maybe it's the food. 

Have you done a Christmas tag?

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