Tuesday, 29 December 2015

what i got for christmas 2015

I will start by saying I hope you all had the most magical Christmas. I'm sorry, the past few days have been a bit of a whirl, consisting of what feels like a million roast dinners and even more mince pies, finally I have found a little time to sit down and write a post. 

It looks like 'What I got for Christmas' posts are a little controversial. Like marmite, they either seem to be loved or hated. Personally, I love them. I'm a nosey little moo and love to have a looksie what goodies everyone gets. Mainly so I can find things to swoon over and add to my own wishlist.

I really don't want this post to come over as braggy at all and if it does I really don't mean it. I'm just super happy with everything that I received, the family do seem to know me well ha!

So here is what I got for Christmas...

ted baker christmas gift set
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Friday, 25 December 2015

merry christmas!


Merry Christmas you beautiful bunch! 

I hope you have the most amazing time over the festive season and get everything you wish for. 
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Thursday, 24 December 2015

ciaté mini mani month advent calendar - day 21 - 24


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ciaté 2015

IT'S CHRISTMAS EVEEEEEEEE! My favouritist day of the year. I just find that there is something about the atmosphere and friendliness on Christmas Eve that you don't get on any other day of the year and mainly the fact that it marks the start of my Christmas traditions. The only thing I dislike is that it marks the end of my advent calendar. I think that each month should have it's own little Advent, days are much more enjoyable when you have a little something to open in the morning.

So, for the last time, this is my Mini Mani Month update...
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

my favourite christmas songs

favourite christmas songs

There is a certain selection of songs that I feel I need to hear before I can fully embrace the Christmas spirit. They are songs that come out every year and get played throughout the whole month of December without me even slightly getting sick of them. Most of them remind me of when I was little, which is why I love them so much.
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Monday, 21 December 2015

ciaté mini mani month advent calendar - day 16 -20

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ciaté advent calendar 2015

It's Christmas weeeeeek! Which is amazing, but also super scary thinking how quick it has come around! I cannot believe there is only a few days to go and it only really dawned on me when I opened door 20 on the advent calendar, I am a little slow ha!

Here is what I found behind doors 16 - 20...
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Friday, 18 December 2015

christmas ombré nails

red gold nail gradient

It wouldn't be Christmas without my attempt at a Christmas nail design. I decided to go for a gradient in the most Christmassy colours I know, red and gold!
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

ciaté mini mani month advent calendar - days 11 - 15

ciaté mini mani month
ciaté mini mani month 2015

This Advent Calendar malarky is absolutely whizzing this year. It feels like only yesterday I opened door number 1 and now we are only half way through! Exciting that it is so near Santa arriving but I also want time to slow down a little..I am not prepared!

Here is what I found behind doors 11 - 15, definitely some of the best colours yet...
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Monday, 14 December 2015

christmas makeup: glitzy pink

make up look pink sparkle

I feel like you can get away with so much more glitz at Christmas. Makeup, clothing and just life in general can be a lot more sparkly when it comes to the festive season. I try and get away with as much sparkle as I can all year round anyway, but I find with Christmas I could just bathe in glitter and still be socially accepted..maybe.
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

what christmas means to me...

sparkle christmas decoration

I really love Christmas, incase you hadn't already guessed! But this year I just haven't been feeling it as much as normal. As you will know, I lost my nan earlier in the year so Christmas has lost its sparkle ever so slightly. I know that she wouldn't have wanted anybody to be sad at Christmas or anytime throughout the year, so we have made sure to carry on with certain traditions that make Christmas.
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Friday, 11 December 2015

ciaté mini mani month advent calendar - days 6 - 10

ciate mini mani month
ciate mini mani month advent calendar 2015

Somehow I keep forgetting to open my advent calendar in the morning and then I remember about 10am when I'm sitting at work. I know, it kinda defeats the object on an Advent Calendar, but at least it gives me an after work treat to look forward to when I get home.

Here is what I found behind doors 6 - 10...
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

funko time: frozen fever anna

anna frozen fever funko pop

I have a confession...I have been naughty (sorry Santa!) This is actually my nieces Christmas present. We ordered it online but when it came, one of the Snowgies had fallen out, so I had to open the box and pop him back in. Obviously, while the box was open, it would have been rude for me not to take photos (lol)! Honestly looking at it, no one would ever know, justification over...
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Monday, 7 December 2015

MAC viva glam rihanna lipstick - the perfect christmas red

mac viva glam riri
mac viva glam rihanna lipstick

This lipstick has been in my collection for absolutely ages but for some reason it only comes out during the festive season. The packaging, shade and texture just screams Christmas to me! Can you tell I'm feeling festive?!
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

ciaté mini mani month advent calendar - days 1 - 5

ciaté advent calendar
ciaté mini mani month advent calendar

This year, I have been lucky enough to recieve a Ciaté nail polish advent calendar. My mum is so cute, she gets me a Ciaté advent calendar so she doesn't feel bad buying herself a Yankee Candle one. That way we both win (lol).

I thought I would show you what is behind doors 1 - 5 (obviously if you are trying to keep this a surprise for whatever reason, don't look down!)....
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Friday, 4 December 2015

funko time: princess bubblegum

funko pop adventure time princess bubblegum
princess bubblegum funko pop

 ♥ Give me a hug, hero. 

Before we start, I am just gunna throw it out there that I have serious hair envy of Princess Bubblegum, just look at the bumps in the bottom and the colour...serious hair goals here! PB is one of my many favourite characters in Adventure Time and this Funko is just perfect. I love her colouring, it definitely brightens up a rainy day! ♥
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

autumn makeup: bronze eyes and cranberry lips

autumn copper berry makeup look

I really wanted to do something Christmassy at the weekend, I had that feeling where I just needed to do something Festive! I was all set to go and watch my local Christmas lights being turned on, I spent 3 hours trying to get my niece to come along and somehow didn't end up going in the end. #gutted! Obviously I had my make up all set for the occasion, a light Festive Bronze that creates a cute little shimmer. So instead I did the look anyway and sat in all glammed up with nowhere to go..
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