Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goodbye 2016

woburn-deer

How on earth was it Christmas nearly a week ago?! It takes forever to build up to it, then it is over in a flash. I really hope you all had the nicest time. Mine was lovely, some days quiet, some days manic but every day nice and festive. I was absolutely spoilt rotten too, I really am lucky. Looking back on the year, 2016 has been a bit of a blur. I am welcoming 2017 with open arms, but this year hasn't been all bad, I managed to make some deer friends as you can see above and I have surprisingly hit more goals than I thought I would.
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Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Body Shop Advent Calendar - Day 18 - 25


Well somehow I have managed a double post Saturday...yay! I wanted to get the Advent calendar posts wrapped up before Christmas..geddit? So here we have the last few days of my Body Shop Advent Calendar.
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Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Day 18 - 24


It was Christmas Eeeeeeve babe..I don't even know why I chose that lyric, I'm not much of a fan of that Pogues song. Everyone else seems to love it, but I just don't get the hype. Today is the most wonderful day of the year to me, I love the spirit on Christmas Eve. I thought I would try and get the last Ciaté Advent Calendar post up before the big day itself, so here we go...
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Monday, 19 December 2016

The Body Shop Advent Calendar - Day 10 - 17

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2016

IT'S CHRISTMAS WEEEEEEEK! I love the week before Christmas, everything and everyone is just so jolly and festive. Apart from the fact I still have to work, like I said before I feel it should be compulsory for everybody to have this week off. Then we could all feel super Christmassy together! Like the Ciaté Advent, I worked out my days wrong so we have a bit of a bumper addition going on, whoops!

Here are days 10-17...
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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Day 10 - 17

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Day 10 - 17

Let's just start by noting the fact that THIS TIME NEXT WEEK WILL BE CHRISTMAS DAY...AAAAH! I just don't know where time is going! I also realised that I was getting behind on dates for the Advent Calendar, so let's just call this a bumper addition, so here we have days 10-17.
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Friday, 16 December 2016

L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Reds Lipstick - Eva's Red

L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Reds Lipstick

This time of year always makes me crave red lipsticks. As soon as Christmas crops up, I just can't get enough of a red lippie. They just make me feel super festive. When I was in Boots a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist picking up a new red shade to cover the Christmas period, so after lots of swatching, I left with L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in 'Eva's Red'.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

My Favourite Christmas Films

christmas groot

Now as you know I love Christmas, so it's probably not surprising that I love Christmas films just as much. I think that it should be compulsory for everybody to have the week before Christmas off work so that they can just watch Christmas films all day. Who is with me?!

Here are the films that I would sit and binge watch whilst stuffing my face with boxes of chocolates, if that was the case..
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Monday, 12 December 2016

The Body Shop Advent Calendar - Day 5 - 9

The Body Shop Advent Calendar

I am really liking the surprise element to this Advent Calendar from the Body Shop. Obviously, with the Ciaté one, I know I am going to get nail polishes, but as The Body Shop cover Skincare and Beauty there is a bit more variety. Realistically, I just like the idea of an Advent Calendar though, so I will always be pleased.

Below is what I have opened over the past few days...
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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Ciaté mini mani month - day 5 - 9

Ciaté mini mani month

I have completely lost track of time this past week, I even forgot to open my Advent calendar on a few days and that never happens! I planned a lot of blogging time too, but I forgot to take pretty much all of my photos last weekend and the lighting hasn't been on my side. I am definitely going to try and be more productive this week!

Continuing on from the previous Advent days, this is what I opened in days 5-9 when I eventually remembered to open it ha...
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Monday, 5 December 2016

The Body Shop Advent Calendar - Day 1 - 4

the body shop advent calendar 2016

As well as the Ciaté Advent Calendar that I posted about here, I also have an Advent from The Body Shop that my lovely mummy brought me. I love The Body Shop, so was so excited to get this. She really is such a gem. 
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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ciaté mini mani month - day 1 - 4

Ciaté mini mani month advent calendar

I blooming love an Advent Calendar. I feel as though every month of the year needs one just to make it a little more interesting. There are so many different Advent Calendars out there, I found it so hard to choose! This year I have this Ciaté Mini Mani Month and The Bodyshop Advent Calendar (I will post that one separately). I just couldn't resist!
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Friday, 2 December 2016

Monthly Wishlist: December

december 2016 wishlist
Well one of my favourite months of the year has finally arrived! I love December for lots of reasons, the festivities, the sparkle, the all round cheer, I love everything about December. I feel that my mood is never as low at this time either, which is always a good thing!

As you may have already guessed, I have gone for a bit of Christmas theme with this month's wishlist...well it would have been rude not to!
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Funko Time: Buzz Lightyear

buzz funko pop
toy story buzz lightyear funko pop

'To Infinity...and Beyond!'

I couldn't get the Woody Funko and leave Buzz behind now could I?! It was never going to happen, I just couldn't separate the partners in crime. This is one of my newest Funkos, I got him before the Christmas ban was put in place. I kinda had to put a ban on myself, otherwise nobody was getting any presents ha. 

I love how detailed his little outfit is, but how simple his face is. That raised eyebrow and pose is just perfect. He is such a cute little thing, I have a feeling that I won't have him for long before Lewis steals him though!

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Monday, 28 November 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Prague

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Prague

I will be honest with you, before this post I had never tried anything from NYX before. I had heard of the brand, but no shops nearby to me sold it and I like a good old swatch before I buy makeup. Well that was until my local Boots opened up the biggest makeup counter that I have ever seen, all full of NYX makeup. After covering my hand in all kinds of red, pink and nude splodges I left with a Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Funko Pop Wishlist

funko pop wishlist

As you all know, I love a Funko Pop. There have been so many new releases lately that I just can't wait to get my hands on. I have to be a bit sensible this month though and make sure I buy all of my Christmas presents first. Hopefully Santa is reading this little wishlist though ha!

These are the Funko's that keep popping up and making me smile so I am hoping they join my collection soon..
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Monday, 21 November 2016

Winter Blues

winter blues

Firstly, I would like to apologise for my lack of blogging lately. I mean, I have still blogged but not as routinely as my organised self would like. Secondly, I want to tell you why..

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Pop in a Box - November 2016

marceline funko pop

October went by in such a flash that I forgot my Pop in a Box was due. When I got home from work last week to find it sitting there, my rubbish day was more than cheered up. I love Adventure Time..as if you didn't already know, so when I opened Marceline I was super excited.
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Max Factor False Lash Epic Mascara

max factor false lash epic mascara

I haven't brought a new mascara in absolutely aaaaages. It feels like a new release hasn't caught my eye for a little while, well that was until I discovered this little beauty. I was having a little mooch around Boots and noticed the False Lash Epic mascara glistening all on its own and snapped it up straightaway.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Funko Time: Woody

funko time woody
woody funko pop vinyl

'You're my favorite deputy!'

With Halloween out of the way, I suppose it is time to go back to my 'normal' Funko pops. Although half of my collection is Halloween based, so it probably won't be long before the spooky ones make another appearance.

I love Toy Story, it is an absolute classic. I could watch it time and time again and find it more adorable each time. This Woody Funko is just as cute, his pose is perfect and the detailing on his little outfit is brilliant. I only wish they did the Aliens in Funko versions too, they are my absolute favourites!
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Barry M Matte Nail Paint

Barry M Matte Nail Paint

I can never decide how I feel about matte textures. I go through fazes where I love everything matte and then other times my inner magpie comes out and I want things super shiny. At the minute matte is totally my thing, so thought I would try out the Barry M 'Matte' nail paint.

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Monthly Wishlist: November

Happy Sundayyyy! I am sorry for the lack of posting lately. I like to have a bit of a routine and with decorating my room and being ill, this routine has been blown out of the window. I am back now though with my wishlist for November. Seriously though how is it November?!...
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Sunday, 30 October 2016

My Favourite Halloween Films

favourite halloween films

I had a whole week of Halloween themed posts planned for last week, but I started to tidy my room, which led to me redecorating the whole thing and I also caught an awful cold which has pretty much wiped me out for the week. So I haven't been able to do all of the posts that I wanted to, but hey sometimes life happens, there is always next year I suppose!
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Friday, 21 October 2016

Pop in a Box - October 2016

oogie boogie funko pop

If ever there was a more perfect Funko that I could have received from Pop in a  Box in time for Halloween, it was Oogie Boogie. It is no secret that I have been after this pop for ages, so you can imagine my reaction when I opened him up. In fact, my mum was talking to me at the same time as me opening this and I ended up ignoring her as I was so distracted..whoops!
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Most Perfect Halloween Nail Polish

ciaté hopscotch nail polish

I was on the hunt for a nail polish in my collection that would be suitable for Halloween. Normally I would gravitate straight towards black, but I fancied something different. I'm not even doing anything for Halloween, but thought I would at least have fitting nails when I am sat in watching the cutest/least scariest film possible. As soon as I spotted Hopscotch, I knew it was perfect!

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Threads Eyelashes

threads eyelashes

I absolutely love the look that false eyelashes create. The thicker and vampier the lashes, the better they are. So when I was contacted by Threads to try some of them out, I jumped at the chance! 
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Sunday, 16 October 2016

My Halloween Funko Collection

the nightmare before christmas funko pop

Without realising, I seem to have started a bit of a Halloween theme throughout my Funko collection. I said before in my last post, that anything Halloweeny with a cute theme I am in love, so don't expect to be seeing any scary Funko's here! Although i'm not even sure if scary Funko's are a thing?

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Halloween Wishlist

halloween wishlist
I really like Halloween, don't get me wrong but I hate being scared. Once I am scared of something, I get it bad. I could watch a slightly spooky film and be lying awake for weeks after, or spot a spider and feel the need to check every inch of the room I am in to make sure there are no more. I really am that bad. 
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint - Pomegranate

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish Pomegranate

I mentioned before how I hadn't brought a new nail polish in a while and now just like all buses come along at once, I have treated myself to another one! Barry M are my go-to brand for nail polishes and I couldn't resist Pomegranate when I noticed it sat on the shelf in Boots. 

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick - Moshpit

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Moshpit

As you can probably guess, I still can't walk past an Urban Decay counter without falling in love with yet another shade. I was looking for a new shade to wear this time of year, as if I need another one and decided that Moshpit was the perfect addition to my collection.

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Funko Time: Wolverine

wolverine funko pop
wolverine funko pop funko time

'I'm the best there is at what I do but what I do best isn't very nice. I'm the Wolverine.'

I feel as though I haven't done a Funko Time in ages. To be fair, I haven't really brought any new Funko's lately, except a few from The Munsters. I really need to up my Funko game!

Wolverine is one of my favourite characters. I think he would definitely be in Top 5, maybe even 3! Slightly helped by the fact he is played by one of my loves - Hugh Jackman. Beautiful Hugh aside though, he is definitely the coolest character in his own right. This little guy is super sweet, only Funko could make claws look cute and sassy!!! I really want a Logan pop too, but can only find him for £££ so that won't be happening anytime soon!

Sadly this one belongs to Lewis, not me. But what's his is mine etc. So I think I may just forget to give him back and hope he never notices.
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer Perfume

Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer Perfume

As well as picking up these Fragrance Mists from Duty Free, I treated myself to a new perfume. Anyone notice a fragrance theme going on?! I could spend hours in Duty Free, but sometimes you don't have much time at an airport and end up being whisked through quicker than Usain Bolt at the Olympics. I did have a few minutes to wander this time round though and fell in love with Michael Kors - Midnight Shimmer perfume.
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Monday, 3 October 2016

Monthly Wishlist: October

october wishlist
How on earth is it October?! This year is going by way too quickly for my liking. As much as I could have filled this wishlist with Halloween bits, I want to do a Halloween list separately, so watch out for that. October is a good month - crispy leaves, cosy nights and hot chocolates..perfect. Here are the things I am lusting over so far..
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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Rimmel Super Shine Nail Polish - Danny Boy, Blue!

rimmel Danny Boy, Blue! nail polish

I feel like I haven't brought a new nail polish in ages! I am a bit of a hoarder and half of my collection has probably all glooped together and can be thrown away, but I just can't face it. I did treat myself to a new shade recently though - Danny Boy, Blue!

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Friday, 30 September 2016

20 things I am excited for - Autumn/Winter Edition

autumn winter things I am excited for

I feel as though this year is just whizzing past my eyes and there's not really much I can do to slow it down! I love the summer, but I hate being too hot and I love Winter months, but the constant darkness make me feel extremely low. I can't really win. There are a few things that I love about all seasons though and lots of them will be cropping up in the next few months...
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mists

Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mists

I love a good old Duty Free shop. I could wander around for hours browsing, with Lewis trailing behind looking like he would rather be anywhere else. This holiday was no exception, although I ignored his sighs and carried on shoppppppping. Everytime I go to the airport, that makes it sounds like I'm always there aha, I pop into Victoria's Secret. Normally I spray everything and leave with nothing. I am not very good with choices and there are lots of these when it comes to the Fragrance Mists.
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Holiday


Tomorrow I am off to gatecrash my mum and dads holiday. They do know, I'm not just turning up ha. I never get a chance to schedule posts in while I am away. As much as I like to be organised I just can't seem to work more than a week in advance, so there will be no new posts for a week or so. It feels like I am writing some kind of Out of Office ha, I just don't like disappearing without saying anything.

As always, I will still be Tweeting and Instagramming if you wanted to keep up. 
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Pop in a Box - September 2016

beast dorbz

Soon after I started collecting Funko Pops, I discovered Dorbz. I love a collection as you know, but made the safest decision for my bank account and decided not to collect them. When I first saw that Pop in a Box were adding Dorbz to their collections I got a little excited. As I still wanted to receive Funko Pops mainly, I decided to only select one or two Dorbz that I really wanted.

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Makeup Look: Moondust Love

urban decay mooniest palette

Ever since I opened the Moondust palette, I have been OBSESSED with it. I can't even look at it without wanting to cover my whole face in the sparkly goodness. It is very rare that I find a palette that I love all of the shades equally but I really do with this one. I decided to have a little play to see what I could come up with...
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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Disney Villain Tsum Tsum's

disney villain tsum

Happy Sunday!
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I have managed to do absolutely nothing and it has been wonderful! I have felt mega stressed lately, so it has been nice to just take out some me time and chill.  One thing that has cheered me up this week though are these cute little Villian Tsums that my mum picked up for me. 
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

If there was ever a palette so perfect for me, it is the Moondust palette. I tried to resist, I will use the word 'tried' verrrry loosely as I resisted for about 5 minutes, but alas caved nothing after that. Urban Decay's Moondust eyeshadows are some of my favourite to ever exist and right from hearing about this palette for the first time, I knew that I needed to have it. 

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Funko Time: Grandpa Munster

grandpa munster funko pop
the munsters funko pop grandpa

'Excuse me, my dear, could I interest you in a little bite?'

I was going to wait until Halloween to post this cute little guy, but I just couldn't wait that long. After I posted about Herman last week, I knew this one needed to come next. Grandpa Munster is just the sweetest and this Funko captures his expression really well. His eyebrows and tufts of hair at the side just make him perfect. 

There is nothing like a new Funko to brighten up a dreary day. He sits perfectly alongside Dracula...can you tell I have some sort of cute horror theme going on?!
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