Saturday, 30 December 2017

NEW YEAR'S EVE GLAM LOOK

MY GO-TO LOOK FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE ... 

With New Year's Eve right around the corner, I thought I would share with you a really simple makeup look that is perfect for New Year's Eve and it is full glam and perfect for ringing in the New Year!

I cannot believe that we are going into 2018 tomorrow night (seriously, where has 2017 gone!) and one of the things I love about celebrating the New Year is dressing up, doing my makeup and ringing in the New Year with my loved ones. This is the first year that I am having a quiet New Year's Eve and just spending it at home with close family and friends but I wanted to share with you all a really easy makeup look that can be worn no matter what your New Year's plans are. It doesn't matter if you are having a quiet night in or going out, this makeup look can be adapted depending on your plans.

I am going to take you through each step of how I achieved this New Year's Eve glam look ...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

A CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING!

THE PERFECT GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING ...

It's five days before Christmas and of course there will be some people who are still panicking over what to buy for family and friends. Last year I did a whole series of Christmas Gift Guides over on my Pinterest (which you can find here). I covered gifts for Mums, Dads, children, travellers, beauty addicts and loads more and I know that some of the gifts I pinned last year are still on sale today or they may give you some inspiration. This gift guide is all about the girl who has everything and you don't know what to buy her. Let's be honest this is really my Christmas Wishlist that I should send to Santa as it is everything that I am currently loving. Any of these presents would be amazing to unwrap under the Christmas tree this year!

OLIVIA BURTON | Abstract Floral Rose Gold Mesh Watch
GUCCI | GG Marmont Camera Mini Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag
TED BAKER | Olken Mini Bow Cuff
TIFFANY & CO | Return to Tiffany Heart Tag with Key Pendant
BEAUTYBLENDER | Bubble Sponge
RIVER ISLAND | Tropical Lace Pyjama Cami Top & Shorts
TED BAKER | Braydey Embellished Collar Silk-Blend Jumper
CHLOE | Chloe Perfume
BURBERRY | Thomas Bear Check Cashmere Keyring in Ash Rose
KATE SPADE | Kate Spade Cameron Street Mini Candace Leather Satchel
CHARLOTTE TILBURY | 3 Nude-Pink Lipstick Archive
TED BAKER | Harlly Oriental Blossom Medium Suitcase
LADUREE | Parisienne Macarons Keyring

I have also included some other items that I am absolutely in love with to give you all some more inspiration of what to buy the women in your lives. I can never make up my mind on what I would like and just narrow it down to a few things so of course I had to include a few more items that I would love to receive under the Christmas tree.

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Monday, 18 December 2017

MINCE PIES AND BRANDY BUTTER

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MINCE PIES THAT WILL IMPRESS EVERYONE THIS CHRISTMAS!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I have never made it a secret that Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year - and one of the reasons why I love this holiday so much is the build up to the big day. I love the buying gifts, wrapping gifts, spending time with friends and family as well as all the baking. And I could not go throughout the month of December without making my mince pies and brandy butter - these go down so well at family get togethers and they don't last long in my household. I write a recipe on my mince pies a couple of years ago, but this year I decided to go all out on my normal recipe and add a twist by making my own mincemeat. I have always used a jar of mincemeat but I really wanted to try making it for myself and I was so surprised to see how easy it is to make. This is the one piece of baking that I always have to do a week before Christmas and I end up making over sixty mince pies as I know that they will not last long in my house, especially with a spoonful of brandy butter!

This recipe is so easy to make, and of course you can buy ready-made pastry and mincemeat, but making your own is so easy and is perfect to keep the kids entertained over the Christmas holidays. Plus mince pies will always be a hit with every family member ...

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Friday, 1 December 2017

A CHRISTMAS LUSH HAUL

A FAIRLY SMALL CHRISTMAS LUSH HAUL! 

Christmas, is no doubt, my favourite time of the year! As soon as Halloween is over I immediately start thinking about what new decorations I can buy and I always make time to go to Lush (as no bathroom is complete without a few of their holiday bath bombs)! I usually go wild in Lush and buy too many bath bombs so this year I decided to leave my Lush shopping trip until the end of November and just buy a few of my absolute favourite bath products. I went into my local Lush store a few days ago and I managed to restrain myself from buying the whole store and only buy five of my all time favourite bath products from their holiday collection. All of these bath products would make great stocking fillers, or if you know someone who is obsessed with Lush then why not create a hamper of their favourite Lush bath products or check out the Lush gift sets!

I become a five year old again when I enter a Lush store and I always go for the prettiest bath bombs that have loads of glitter and bright colours in them - but the products I purchased are truly my favourite products from Lush and I feel like none of them are in the same scent category (so there will probably be a bath bomb in this post that is perfect for everyone). I usually love the sweet and citrus bath products but at Christmas I do like to buy one product from Lush that is more Christmassy with some winter spice in the scent.

Now it is December, I am so excited to share with you all of the items I purchased in Lush. I know that these are all in stock online and am pretty sure that they will still have these products in most stores. I am sure I will also be making an online order very soon because it would not be me if I did not just fill my whole bathroom with Lush products during the festive season. Also I am so tempted to buy the Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb as that is my all-time favourite Christmas bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics.

You can purchase all of the bath products, that I have mentioned below from Lush Cosmetics both in store and online! Now, let me show you what I bought on my most recent shopping trip to Lush ...

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