Christmas 2014 Photographs

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

I thought I'd share a few photographs from Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Honestly this has been the best Christmas I've had in a long time & I owe it all to the wonderful people in my life. My dad & I spent the day together opening presents, playing with the dogs, listening to music & cooking a wonderful dinner. I was going to take a photo of it but honestly.. I couldn't wait to dig in. I then got ready to visit my boyfriend & his parents, we talked about our day, Matt showed me everything he got & then we ate some more. At 11pm, Matt & I made our way back to my house for some cheese & crackers with my dad before getting some well needed sleep.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. Feel free to leave links to any Christmas related posts on your blog/youtube.

I am already so excited for Christmas 2015 (:


Christmas Makeup ☃

Saturday, 27 December 2014

As I used the exact same products for both Christmas eve & Christmas day, I thought I'd show you guys the look I came up with. I kept it quite simple, focusing more on the eyes than anything else. [ I may have gone a bit ott with the contour haha ]

Products Used:
Bobbi Brown Corrector - Extra Light Bisque
Mac Pro Long Wear - NW15 
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation - Ivory
L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder
Nyx Blush - Taupe [contour]
Beauty UK Baked Blush - Halo [highlight]
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff - Mudhoney [brows]
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Original
  Makeup Revolution Flawless Eyeshadow Palette - Copper Shimmer & Smudge
 L'Oreal Perfect Slim Super Liner
 MaxFactor Masterpiece Max Mascara
Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

What product did you use for your Christmas makeup?

Christmas Nail Art #2

Thursday, 25 December 2014

It's Christmas!!! I hope you're all having a wonderful day opening presents, eating lots of food & spending time with your loved ones. Even though I did this a few days before Christmas, I though I'd post it today as I'm trying to get back into my schedule. I was going to do the Santa I did last year but after a quick pinterest search, I decided to try this adorable snowman suit. It didn't come out as well as I hoped but I am still pretty happy with it. 

Products I used to create the snowman suit:
Base Colour - Mua Whitewash
Scarf - Nails Inc St James & Ciate Sand Dune
Buttons - Lumiere Black

Products I used for the rest of the nails:
Base Colour - Nails Inc St James
Sparkle - Mavala Pure Diamond

Are you rocking festive nails?

The Me Time Tag

Thursday, 18 December 2014

 As I haven't had enough time to post on my usual schedule, I've been trying to get at least one post done when I have some free time. While I was having a little blog browse I can across the me time tag on Angelica's blog. I really enjoy tags not only because they are quick & simple but you get to know a little bit more about my personality.

1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time?
I have recently got the 3rd series of Grimm & the 5th series of The Vampire Diaries. So I have loving watching them when I have some spare time. I'm not currently reading any books at the moment but I have been loving Kat's blog lately.

2. What do you wear during me-time?
 I like to be super comfy, so I'm probably in pjs but I have recently found the comfiest pair of leggings that I have pretty much been living in.

 3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products?
When I have a bit of me time, I like to give my skin a good pamper. I adore the Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask & Garnier Goodbye Dry Moisturiser.

4. Current favourite nail polish?
I not so recently won a nail polish giveaway which included OPI Black Cherry Chutney. It is such a gorgeous vampy purple/black shade. It has been on my nails ever since!

 5. What do you eat or drink during me-time?
I am a sucker for crisps, so I'm probably munching on a few packets & as it's now incredibly cold, nothing makes me feel all warm & cosy like a Gingerbread Latte or Galaxy Hot Chocolate. 

6. Current favourite candle?
I actually have two favourites at the moment, both of which I got last year for Christmas. I have been loving Christmas Wreath by Yankee Candle & the Vanilla & Roasted Chesnut candles by  No.24. They smells lovely & have really got me feeling festive.
7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?
I don't really do anything outdoors as I just really love being warm & cosy at home.
8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone?
I personally wouldn't, only because I'm really not a fan of the cinema because I haven't had the best experiences when I have gone.

9. Favourite online shop?
I love browsing Ebay, the bargains are insane but I have recently discovered a shop called Red Bubble which sell tee's, home decor, tote bags etc. that have some amazing independent artwork on them. 

10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?
 I don't get a lot of me time but when I do, I just like to relax. I spend my time taking photographs, doodling, listening to music, watching my favourite tv series or playing a video game. I wear comfy clothes & am usually make up free or if I have a lot of time, I'll try to create an amazing look that I can take my time with. Oh & I drink a lot of latte's/tea/coke & probably eat more than I should.

Have you done the me time tag? Leave me a link below, as I'd love to read what you do when you have some time to yourself.

Wishlist #32 - The Christmas Edit

Sunday, 14 December 2014

What's on your Christmas wishlist?


Urban Decay Naked Palette

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

This is a palette I have lusted after for so long! It's absolutely stunning & a great 'do it all' palette. For me, I could want to wear a really pretty, neutral eye & then the next day I could want to go all out & be more edgy. With the naked palette, I can do just that. 

The eyeshadows come in a velvet case that has a magnetic closure & a small but great mirror. It also contains a double sides brush which I am yet to use.

The palette is a warm-toned neutral palette that contains 10 shimmer & 2 matte shades. The quality is incredible! They are well pigmented, buttery soft & apply like a dream. They have minimal fallout & stay in place all day long without budging what so ever. My favourites from the palette are Virgin, Sidecar & Toasted. When used together they create a lovely neutral eye that can be worn anywhere. If I want to make it a little more edgy, I add a bit of buck into the crease & darkhorse onto the top & lower lash line. 

All in all, this has quickly become my go to palette. It is amazing quality & has all the shades to create both day & night looks without needing to switch to another palette. 

What are your favourite shades from the Naked palette?

Charity Shop Finds #3

Friday, 5 December 2014

Unicorn Tee - Asos
Jeggings - Asda/Charity Shop
Open Knit Cardigan - River Island/Charity Shop
Flats - Shoe Zone
Glasses - Ebay

 I not so recently started volunteering at a local charity shop, after finishing for the day I decided to have a look around & possibly treat myself to something as I'm trying to spend as little as possible on myself so I can concentrate on Christmas. I first picked up these gorgeous dark wash jeggings, I really liked the look of them but was a little hesitant as they are a size down from what I usually get. A few people have told me it looks like I've lost weight, so I thought I'd give them a chance. They not only fit perfectly but are incredibly comfy. I then picked up a open knit cardigan, I also sized down in this but by two sizes as it looked quite oversized. This also fits really well & keeps my lovely & warm. Both items were 99p each.

When my mum came down to visit a few weeks ago, she gave me some money for my birthday. Out of the money, I wanted to find a bag that I can wear in the crook of my arm, is a decent size & would be perfect for interviews/special occasions. While we had a look around in a few charity shops to find her a belt, I spotted this gorgeous black leather look bag & after a little inspection..I had to have it. I'm not sure what the brand is but it's such great quality. A bargain at £6.49.

Interesting little tidbit, all three items were from two different Barnardo's shops.

Have you found any charity shop bargains lately?

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Monday, 1 December 2014

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