Beauty, Fashion, Life

Monday, 29 December 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2014

 
I'm certainly one of the nosiest people around, and love reading these 'What I Got For Christmas' posts. I know some people don't particularly like these, but as I love reading them and seeing what others got, I figured that I would do the same too. This isn't everything that I received, but I decided that you'll soon see the couple of fashion items in new OOTD's and I didn't really feel the need to show DVD's, as I want to stick mainly to the beauty/fashion theme of my blog. I don't think it's necessary to show gift cards either. Also just to put it out there, I am extremely thankful for everything that I received and am in no way, shape or form bragging about these gifts.
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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

One Outfit, Two Ways / The 12 Days of Blogmas #12

So it's the 12th day of the 12 Days of Blogmas and I can't quite believe I've managed to blog every single day! To some degree I doubted that I'd be able to do it, as I sometimes struggle putting two posts up a week, but I'm so happy that I've achieved it! These twelve days have been such a boost for not only my blog (in terms of stats), but also for me. All of the great comments that I receive from each and every post motivates me to continue blogging and to continuously improve and learn new things. This month has really been the best month for my blog and me as a whole, so thank you to anyone who took the time to read even one post! Thank you!
 
 
As this is the final day of Blogmas as Christmas is tomorrow...yes I know, crazy?! I decided that I would blog about one of my favourite things. Fashion. If you've been on my blog over the last few weeks, you may have seen that I've started posting more fashion related posts than I previously had been a few months ago. This is mainly because I've now enlisted my mum as my photographer (haha), as I felt that my blog was something I was proud of and have finally started telling more people, but also because fashion is one of my main passions, and my interest in it is continuously increasing. I know that compared to many other bloggers, my style in no way has that unique flair, but this is my little corner of the internet where I feel that, although not always different, I can share what I've been loving with others and maybe someone will in one way or another benefit from that.
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Red Polish Collection / The 12 Days of Blogmas #11

 
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I can't believe how close Christmas actually is! With this special day looming ever so near, you may start to think which nail polish you want to wear. If you're simple like myself, then you'll just go for the classic red. So although I don't have very many nail polishes (as I can't paint my nails for work) I thought it would be a good idea to show you all of my red drugstore polishes and talk about each individual one.

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Monday, 22 December 2014

Why I Don't Like Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation / The 12 Days of Blogmas #10

 
As someone who would, after this past year consider themselves as a makeup junkie, when I hear fantastic reviews about a certain product, I jump at the chance to buy it and I was certainly very excited to get my hands on this! In this case I'd heard a lot of great things about the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation or if you're from the UK, I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same as the Max Factor Facefinity Foundation. I purchased this product in the September when on holiday in Florida, and now feel that I've had substantial time to gain a good enough view of this foundation to give an honest opinion.
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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Favourites / The 12 Days of Blogmas #9

As I've had a pretty busy weekend and had very little time to blog, I'm afraid that today's post is a relatively short and quick one. I know that this isn't up to scratch with the rest of my posts but I couldn't miss out on a single day of Blogmas...I promise that the last three days will be to a much higher standard! Anyway, I thought that a good little idea would be to discuss some of my personal favourite Christmas themed things. So here goes!

 
Movies
If you read my recent Christmas tag, you would've seen that I'd listed The Holiday, Elf and The Grinch, as some of my favourite Christmas films. However I also love watching both The Wizard Of Oz and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang around this time of year, as although they're not necessarily Christmas films, I find that they both only tend to be on television around this time of year.
 
Songs
I'm possibly the biggest lover of Christmas songs. I'm definitely one of those annoying people who will randomly start singing Christmas songs in May...but it keeps me happy! Some of my favourites include All I Want For Christmas, Last Christmas and All I Want For Christmas, however I will sing practically all of them at the top of my lungs!
 
Food
When it comes to Christmas dinner, I'm definitely a fan of all the unhealthy items! I'm obsessed with pigs in blankets, stuffing and sausage meat, so I make sure to top those up on my plate at Christmas! I'm not a fan of Christmas pudding, but I love a lot of the desserts that my family have on the day...basically anything with chocolate...
 
Traditions
Year on year, each Christmas in my family tends to differ. But one particular thing that I really enjoy every year is when me and my family pull out all the fun games. We always pull out games like Pass The Bomb and Bop It, which I probably find even more enjoyable as I tend to win quite often haha!

As this post just wasn't up to scratch, here are the links to the rest of my 12 Days of Blogmas posts if you fancy a read:-
1 - The Christmas Tag
2 - Men's Gift Guide
3 - The Perfect Christmas Lip
4 - My Christmas Wishlist
5 - Winter Beauty Essentials
6 - It's A Fur Thing
7 - Christmas Makeup
 8 - Classic Winter Style

What are some of your Christmas favourites?

Lots of Love


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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Classic Winter Style / The 12 Days of Blogmas #8


I'm afraid that today is yet another outfit post. I'm aware that I posted one only two days ago, but yesterday I went out to celebrate my nan's birthday, and although my outfit was relatively simple, I thought it was super cute and needed to be blogged about. So here it is!
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Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Makeup / The 12 Days of Blogmas #7

As it's finally setting in that it's is so close, I've been thinking about how to do my makeup on Christmas Day. I decided to go for a relatively simple look as I'm only spending the day with my family, but because it's Christmas I had to make sure that I had a bold red lip! Obviously it might be possible that I won't be using every single item listed on the day, but so far this is what I can definitely image myself using...most if not all of these products will be used! It does depends if I get some makeup on the day though.
 

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

It's A Fur Thing / The 12 Days of Blogmas #6

 
I can't quite believe I'm halfway through my 12 Days of Blogmas, meaning it's only a week until Christmas...WHAT?! This year in my opinion has just flown by. Anyone else agree? Anyway, getting on to the point of this post; today I decided to show you one of my favourite outfits that I'm wearing consistently during this colder weather. I've definitely been loving some more classic and simple outfits recently, and I think this particular one reflects my personal style right now perfectly!
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Winter Beauty Essentials / The 12 Days of Blogmas #5

 

As the colder months approach, I tend to lean towards different beauty products than those I would've relied on a couple of months ago. It's apparent that with the colder months comes drier skin, a higher chance of getting a cold and obviously a change in the beauty trends, so here are some of my beauty essentials to help me battle through this season!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

My Christmas Wishlist / The 12 Days of Blogmas #4


Like most bloggers out there, I probably always have some sort of wishlist on the go. But as the festive season is upon us, I decided to create this wishlist to show you what I've been lusting over and would love to see under the tree this year.
But first of all, I would just like to say that I know that I will not be receiving all of these gifts and that I'll be very lucky to receive even one of them. I'm extremely thankful for any gifts that I do receive and this list is just a little guide (and if I really do want something, I'll just have to save up some money after Christmas).
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Monday, 15 December 2014

The Perfect Christmas Lip / The 12 Days of Blogmas #3

As the special day is coming ever so near, it's time to start thinking about one of those beauty essentials...a red lip! I personally don't own many red lip products (I've been buying a lot more neutral products recently), but I had a little look at all of my makeup and found these 4 hidden in my collection, so I'll be telling you what I think of each and every one of them. The thing I love about all of these is that they're all super affordable, ranging in price from £1 to £7.99, meaning there's definitely something for every budget.
 

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Men's Gift Guide / The 12 Days of Blogmas #2

 
 
With less than two weeks till Christmas, I'm sure there's still many of you worrying about what to get the men in your life, (I personally find it so much harder finding gifts for men). Similar to my Girls Gift Guide (which is linked at the end of this post), I decided to create a post that could potentially help you with this problem. Unlike that post, this is not a 25 under £25 gift guide, but most of these products are relatively inexpensive.
Saying this, I may not be the best person to write this gift guide as my family is made up of predominantly women, and well, let's just say I'm in a committed relationship with food right now...it is December afterall!!
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

The 12 Days of Blogmas is Here! / The Christmas Tag

 
So Christmas Day is nearing and that means only one thing in the blogging world...Blogmas!! Now I'm aware that many of you are blogging every day leading up to December aka. Blogmas, but as I was aware that I would be extremely busy with university during the first half of December, I knew that I just couldn't commit to that. Instead, now that I'm in my uni holiday, I've decided to do something called 'The 12 Days of Blogmas", where I will be blogging for the 12 days leading up to Christmas!
 


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Monday, 8 December 2014

25 Under £25 // Christmas Gift Guide For Her

If you're anything like me, it's highly likely that you have done very little of your Christmas shopping. I personally find it very hard shopping for some people's Christmas presents, but I do find these gift guides here in the blogging world extremely helpful. So I decided to create my own little gift guide series for any of you still looking for those perfect gifts, even though I'm possibly the last person to do so!
 
I will be posting a gift guide for guys and a luxury gift guide too, however today's post is all about gifts for girls; containing 25 products under £25! So if you're still searching for that perfect gift for your mum, sister, aunt, gran, friend or partner, then you better continue reading!
 

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Friday, 5 December 2014

#Nextmas Wishlist


As I'm a member of the Next Blogger Network, I was recently sent an email from them regarding their new competition, the #Nextmas Wishlist. Basically, what we needed to do was create a wishlist containing a maximum of 10 Next products, with the 5 best entries winning one of the items within their wishlist, picked at random. As I'm a huge lover of Next products (specifically their clothing), and because they have some amazing stuff out right now, I jumped at the chance to enter this competition!

I have however done this a little differently to everyone else. Instead of just creating a random wishlist from products on their site, I decided to create a wishlist made up of two outfits (night and day) that I would wear during the Winter months!
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