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New Years Eve Make Up Picks.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

We are almost into 2016, I cant believe it! This year didn't go too fast but the christmas period zoomed by and with that gone it is time to look forward to new year! I don't actually have any NYE plans but if I did this would be the make up that I would reach for... planning my make up for a night out that isn't going to happen, logic.

I decided to go with the Smashbox #Shapematters palette to fill in my eyebrows, highlight and contour..well, I try my best to make my potato head look more shapely. For the eyes I went with Max Factor White Satin all over the lid as the base, topping it up with Max Factor Creme Champagne. Then adding, Smashbox Stripped (beige) to the crease and a tiny bit of Sumatra (dark brown) to the outer corners. To put that into simpler terms, a brown smoky eye phaha! I tried this look the other day and it was super easy, and that's coming from some one who is rubbish at make up. I cant finish an eye with out a feline flick, using my fave L'Oreal Super Liner. I was going to finish off the look with a dark lip but sometimes that can be too much maintenance for a night out, so I went with Avon Toasted Rose - a purple/mauve colour. A natural but chic make up look to celebrate the new year.
Do you have any new years eve plans?

3...December(ish) Favourites.

Monday, 21 December 2015

I know this is a tad early for a December favourites but I had a few items that I wanted to share with you. The first being sleeveless jumpers, yes you're probably thinking 'what is the point in a sleeveless jumper?' paired with a long sleeved top underneath it makes the perfect combo. I love the look of them and they are super easy to throw on with leggings or jeans. The top two are from Primark but my favourite one, which is in the wash, is from H&M. The other fashion item I have been loving is my grey blanket scarf. Again it is from Primark and it was only £7! I am loving Primark at the minute... I always prefer their A/W things to their S/S collections. 

My last fave is this eye shadow duo. I bought the Mac Bronze from a beauty shop, which sells discounted Mac products. I loved the colour but when I applied it to the eye it just didn't settle and it felt sticky. I went back on the hunt for a copper eye shadow and came across Mac coppering when I was at the Trafford. I fell in love with the bright red/orange copper. When I applied them together it was the exact look I was going for and I have been wearing it ever since.
Those are my *very early* December favourites, what are yours?

Christmas Wrapping Ideas.

Friday, 11 December 2015

As I am writing this we are almost two weeks into December! whaaaat?! The christmas decs are up, most of the presents have been bought and the baileys are flowing! Today I thought I would share a few of my tips to dress up your christmas wrapping.

The paper - The paper you use doesn't have to be christmas paper, I got this lovely blue and white print paper from Asda for just £1. It kinda looks christmasy but its not your traditional bright green and red vintage looking paper.

The string - I do not think a present is complete without a bow. I didn't want to use ribbon as you never really get much on a roll and it can be pricey in the end. This year I decided to go with garden twine, I picked up mine from HomeBase for like £2.

The details -  I love adding little details to the presents I have lovingly wrapped. Last year I went with little paper fawns and golden bells. This year I thought I would add these little clay disks I made agesss ago, just to add a chic touch.

(The best bit) Chocolateee - Everybody loves a bit of chocolate so I always like to add some in somewhere. For my nephews and nieces presents I placed some little pudding chocolates into individual bags and tided them onto their presents. Its a really cheap way to dress up a gift. I also added candy canes, obvs.

How do you dress up your christmas wrapping?

Christmas Decorations 2015.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

I don't know about you, but my Christmas decs went up on the 30th of November ready for the beginning of December... I would have put them up way sooner if I would had the time. 
Anyway, I thought it was about time I showed you them.

had collected an array of red, white and kitsch looking individual decorations over the past couple of years. A lot of them where from last year, when I raided the christmas aisles on christmas eve to get some of the discounted decs. I collect a few individual decorations every year so when I get my own house/flat and get a massive REAL Christmas tree (my dad refuses to get a real one) I will have more than enough to decorate it with.

Besides the discounted ones, I have picked up a few from the church Christmas fairs my village holds and collected some which had been passed down.

A lot of people don't really decorate their room for Christmas but I love too. I spend a good amount of time in my bedroom so why not decorate it according to the seasons!
How do you like to decorate at christmas?

3...Lush Bubble Bars.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

I've noticed that I like to pair things into 3's... It sounds weird but it did lead to a blog post idea! So, I thought I would start with 3 of my favourite Lush bubble bars.

The first bubble bar, which unfortunately is a seasonal one, is 'Sparkly Pumpkin' (I can only find it on the US site). I tried this for the first time this year and I really enjoyed it. Although it looks scarily glittery (try saying that 3 times fast!) it does not appear like that in the water. It smells so fruity and warming, its great for a cosy winter warming bath.

Next is one I have mentioned before and one that everyone loves, 'The Comforter'If you are a newbie to Lush I would deffo recommend this bubble bar to get you started. Just try it, you will not be disappointed!

And the final one out of the three is 'Creamy Candy'. If you like super sweet and bubble gum fragrances this is the one for you. It is sickly sweet but I love it and the smell lingers on the skin for a good while after your bath.

I love the Lush bubble bars, they are so moisturising and great for a relaxing bath. What is your favourite Lush bubble bar?