Blogmas Days 15 and 16 – Lip Crayon, Sparkly Nails and Christmas Jumpers!

I can’t believe that we are well over halfway in Blogmas now! Eek! I definitely feel like the Christmas jumper needs to come out soon!

Day 15 of my beauty advent brought me…

… No7 High Shine Lip Crayon (the second shade from the left)

I love this! It is a really natural colour and also has little sparkly glitters emerged in it adding an extra festive glisten! It doesn’t have a shade name on the crayon but it is more of a pink than a red. It is also quite moisturising which is great because I can double it up as a lip balm. This was pleasantly surprising as some lip crayons can be really drying.

Whilst we’re on the topic  of lip products I really would like a Kylie Lip Kit! Kylie Jenner has released three lip kits including a gloss and lip liner in each. They are gorgeous! They sold out in a ridiculous short time but she is restocking in January I think!

Candy K

Day 16 of beauty adventing brought meee…

… 4ml of No7 Nail Effect ‘Sun Rays’ shade

I have so many new nail products to try once my acrylics are off so I am sure I will do a whole blog post on that alone! I love glitter nail varnish – whether it is over a colour or on its own. Glitter is very in right now! Cannot wait to try this!

My Favourite Christmas Jumpers

Soo last year I bought the best Christmas jumper ever! As you all know I love the film ‘Home Alone’ and my Christmas jumper has one of the most prominent quotes from the whole film on it. I saw it on boohoo.com and thought I have to have it!

I feel like Christmas jumpers have become so popular in recent years and I think there is an unspoken rule of no judging the jumpers! So basically anything goes and the uglier and more patterned the jumper the better really! Having said that I was in Dorothy Perkins the other day and they have some beautiful, simple Christmas jumpers and to be honest I could have bought them all! So with those contradictory statements in mind.. I thought I would share with you some more of my fave festive jumpers!

F&F Penguin Pom Pom Christmas Jumper

£9.00 from F&F at Tesco

Tesco are going all out this year with the festive jumpers, socks, pjs – everything! It is so reasonable in price too.

Hollie Reindeer & Snowflake Christmas Jumper

£15.00 from Boohoo.com

They have such a varied selection of Christmas jumpers – patterned, cute, novelty – you are bound to find one that even the scroogiest of you out there simply cannot part with!

Brooke Bah Humpug Christmas Jumper

£12.00 from Boohoo.com

Black Penguin Fairisle Christmas Jumper  | New Look

£24.99 from New Look

Or there is the Christmas cardigan option from ASOS at £24.50

Let me know where your favourite Christmas jumper is from in the comments below

xox

 

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Blogmas Day 14 – Nail Polish and My Fave Festive Films!

Day 14 revealed to meee…

… 4ml of No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in the shade of ‘me me me’

I still have my acryllics on at the moment so as soon as these come off I want to try out my new nail varnishes! This looks like a shade I would usually go for!

My Fave Festive Films!

(Call me uncultured buuut I have never seen ‘Elf’ or ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ soo those are definitely getting watched this Christmas!

1- My number one has to be Home Alone! I love the first two with Macaulay Culkin in.

2- The Santa Claus

3- Love Actually. This is such a classic rom com – I watch this even when it isn’t Christmas!

4- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

5- The Holiday

6- The Polar Express

7- The Nativity Story

8- Jack Frost

9- A Christmas Carol

10-  Unaccompanied Minors

 

Blogmas Days 12 & 13 – Beauty Balm, Last Minute Gifts and Favourite Christmas Tunes! 

Today I decided to merge Blogmas day 12 and Blogmas day 13! I did Blogmas last year and it was full of Christmassy posts and this year has been mostly beauty related soo I thought I would merge the two days and write about both topics together!

Day 12 of my beauty advent revealed…

 

… 5ml of No7 BB lips Beauty Balm

I used this last night and it is so good! It’s a pale pink shade. It isn’t greasy and sticky like a lot of lip glosses. I only needed to apply a little bit too. Definitely recommend!

Today I received…

… No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil – Brown

I wouldn’t usually use a brown eye liner but this one looks really natural. I will apply a little bit subtly over my eye shadow  and possibly blend it.

Last Minute Gifts for Women

If you’re stuck about what to buy your friend, girlfriend, sister, auntie, mom – whoever! Then look no further for inspiration!


Beauty Products from the Zoella range in Superdrug

These products smell amazing. They are super reasonable in price too (most items around £5). She has even released a Christmas range too which includes little sets of products together! One set is only £12 too!


Writing Sets £1.00 each from The Works

These are so cute! I love writing – whether it’s thank you letters or letters to my best friend. These are so cheap! I love receiving stationary – whether it is a new diary, beautiful writing paper or pens.


Adult Colouring Books!

These are so popular right now! You can get them from literally anywhere – WHSmith, The Works, Amazon. They’re really relaxing!


The one I have has quotes in too! You can buy different themes also.


Books! Here are a few I plan to read over the Christmas period. They sell the best sellers at the moment really cheap in supermarkets. Also if she prefers the film versions to books they’re also reasonable in price on Amazon!


Bits and bobs! Socks, hats, gloves, scarves. Topshop do a great range! Their socks at the moment are 3 for £8.00.


Beauty electricals! This gorgeous Tony and Guy set is £35.99 from Argos.


Jewellery! This beautiful set is £16.00 from Debenhams. Make sure when buying jewellery (especially rings and bracelets) you know their size!

My Favourite Christmas Tunes!

1. Frank Sinatra – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 

2. John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

3. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

4. Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

5. Wham! – Last Christmas

6. Dean Martin – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

7. Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

8. Il Divo – O Holy Night

9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Arthur Christmas Version)

10. Bing Crosby – White Christmas

11. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairy Tale of New York

12. Do They Know it’s Christmas – Band Aid 1984

13. Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

14. Jackie Evancho – Silent Night

15. The Jackson 5 – Frosty the Snowman

16. Santa Baby – 1953 Eartha Kitt

17. Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Blogmas Day 11 – Body Polish and Christmas throwbacks!

Today I thought I would share with you a few of my Christmas throwbacks! I absolutely love Christmas time!

Ahh memories..

My sister, grandma and I with all of her cards! This must be 1997! 

This was my first Christmas! Here I was only 20 days old! 

 
I was so proud of this sledge! Check out my bed head ha ha!

 
My dad and I trying out my sledge!

 

My Auntie Lisa, mom and I. My auntie always puts on great spreads at Christmas!

 
My dad helping me to open presents!

 

My cousin Lucy, my sister and I in 2013. This was at my Auntie Lisa’s again!

 
This year Christmas is at my Auntie Lisa’s again where there will be 14 of us! My duty is to make one of my chocolate fudge cakes!

Today in my beauty advent I received…


… 50 ml of No7 Beautiful Skin Perfecting Body Polish

It is exfoliator for brighter, healthier looking skin! I shall try this out and post a review soon!

xox

Blogmas Day 10 – Eyeliner, New Hair and 20 Beauty Questions Tag!

Welcome to Blogmas day ten eeeek! Christmas is a creepin’ up on us and I have bought a grand total of two presents! Ut oh! The Christmas tree was purchased today though (my family went for a fake one), so hopefully a Christmas tree post will be posted very shortly! Today also I had my hair done (just a trim) and went to visit my Grandparents because they have just come back from a holiday to Portugal!

Day 10 of my beauty advent revealed…

… No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil 

There isn’t a specific shade on the actual eye pencil but I would say it is gold. On the Boots website it says that this eye liner would be £7.50 if bought on its own! I’m not sure I would pay that for the gold shade, possibly the black one because I would use it more. I am going to use it in the corners of my eyes so that it gives a bright highlight effect. In terms of application, it goes on well and easily. I love the colour – very Christmassy. I love it!

The 20 Beauty Questions Tag

I have decided to do ‘The 20 Beauty Questions Tag’.  I found this on http://www.letstalkcosmetics.wordpress.com and I loveeee her blog so make sure to check it out! Also if any of you guys wish to do this tag feel free!

1- Do you remember your first make up item?

It was probably a lip balm or something from a magazine! I do remember getting lip glosses with magazines like ‘Shout’ which I don’t know if it still exists anymore! I used to ask my mom’ if I could borrow her powder and lip stick when I was younger though!

2- Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

My version of a ‘perfect’ mascara is:

  • Black
  • Doesn’t flake off/leave bits under my eyes
  • Can wash off easily (doesn’t take a load of product to scrub it off)
  • Doesn’t make my eye lashes look clumped together
  • Makes my eye lashes look longer and fuller

The best mascara I have found so far is the one I always raveeee about : MAC Haute Naughty Lash

 

3- What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?

I like my foundation to look natural but at the same time to cover any blemishes or spots I have. So probably medium coverage.

4- Favourite high end brand?

Definitely MAC. I have bought far too many amazing products from there. They are pricey at times but I would rather pay more for something that looks great and lasts a while than a cheap product that reacts badly with my skin or runs out/dries up quickly.

5- Favourite drug store brand?

Simple. I use their moisturiser, cleanser, toner, face wash, face wipes and even their shampoo! I love their products as they are so kind to skin and often in Boots they have a 3 for 2 offer on them!

6- Is there any kind of make up you can’t leave the house without?

To be honest I wear no make up more than I wear make up. Buuut if I had to choose it would probably be something boring like vaseline!

7- What is your most cherished beauty product?

My most cherished beauty product would have to be my Lady Million perfume by Paco Rabanne. I think that it is so special and I only really use it on special occasions. It smells amazing!

8- How often do you shop for make up?

I don’t specifically go on make up shopping trips. I suppose if I spot something whilst I’m out or I’m running out of something I’ll buy it for myself as and when.

9- Do you have a beauty budget or do you spend freely?

To be honest I don’t really buy my make up based on price. If I see an amazing product that I love, has great reviews, looks good and I know I will use it a lot then I’ll buy it. My make up bag varies from high street to high end. When I visited Prague I found a Sephora and I didn’t really know how the pricing would be compared in pounds so I kinda just went along with it and bought things I loved!

10- What type of product do you buy the most?

Hmm probably mascara because I tend to renew mine every 4-6 months. Or moisturisers because I go through them quite quickly!

11- Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

I have never really thought about it really.

12- Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Ooh it would have to be a tie between Sephora and MAC!

13- Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?

I tend to try different skin products because I find my skin gets used to different face washes. I do love trying new products!

14- Favorite bath and body brand?  

At the moment I am absolutely loving  Zoella’s Soap Opera bubble bath and her Creamy Madly Dreamy moisturiser. Her products smell gorgeous and are so reasonably priced!

15- Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains? 

I don’t know why but I am always a bit dubious about these products.I had a lip stain product which you could use on your cheeks too but I only used it on my lips. I am yet to be convinced!

16- Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Liquid eyeliner – yes! I think the more practice I have had, the easier it has been to apply careful products like fake lashes or eye liner.

17- Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

I would love to! Just for a hobbie though. I remember in high school our head teacher brought in some make up artists to teach us all the correct way to apply make up! It was good because when I was younger Youtube tutorials definitely weren’t that popular so you just had to look in a magazine or ask someone. So now I think it is so cool that if you wanted to try a certain style, an make up guru could give you a step by step free video tutorial which you could play as many times as you wish.

18- What do you love about makeup?

Hmm well I love art and I guess I see applying make up as a kind of art. It is extremely technical (using different products to create different looks on different skin tones, face shapes etc). I love that it sort of creates a certain type of ‘art’. I love applying it, collecting it and trying out new looks.

19- Dramatic or Natural Makeup look?

Natural any day! I love subtle, natural make up looks, which incude a ot of nude shades.

20- Worst makeup-related habit?

My worst make up related habit is the equivalent of double dipping with my brushes! So putting my brush in one shade of eye shadow then applying it then putting it into another instead of cleaning it in between. Also doing the same for my powder and high lighter for my contour and my bronzer and brown contour shade.

Thanks for reading guys and feel free to do this tag!

xox

Blogmas Day 9 – Share Your Posts Tag and Skin Illuminator!

Hi Guyssss, today is going to be a bit of a different post! One of the best things about blogging is meeting new bloggers, discovering exciting new posts and just generally being a part of the lovely blogging community!

So the rules…

Comment below with your favourite post you have written

or

Comment below recommending your favourite blogger/favourite post by them

or

Like or comment on this post and I will check out your blog 🙂

Share this post or create your own so that everyone discovers new bloggers and can read their amazing work!

xox

Day Nine of my beauty advent calendar revealed…

… 10ml of No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid

I am a huge fan of contouring and this product will look amazing over the cheek bone high lighter! It is so shimmery – I’m going to use it on my cheek bones to lift them and also on my collar bone. You only need a little bit though because it goes far!

 

 

Blogmas Day 8 – Hand Cream and Football!

Today…

I went to watch your team I support – Manchester City play against Mönchengladbach with my dad. We have been going to football games ever since I was younger. I always really enjoy going and it’s a great way to spend quality time with my dad. I went to watch city when I was about 11 and have supported them ever since! It was such a fantastic game as we scored three times in about five minutes! The atmosphere was great and the score ended 4-2 to city!



Door eight of my beauty advent revealed…

… 10ml of No7 protect and perfect day intense hand cream

 

Through going to the gym I use hand cream so much more now so my hands stay super soft! I love Soap and Glory’s Hand Food also so I will have to see whether this is a worthy rival!