Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goodbye 2016


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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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'.

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..

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...

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...

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. 

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!

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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