Saturday, 7 December 2019

A Christmas Beauty Gift Guide

a christmas beauty gift guide

I am so pleased to say that I have done pretty much all of my Christmas shopping. There are just a few things I need to pop out and get but apart from that I am done. I'm surprised that I've finished so early this year, I usually struggle and leave everything super last minute.

Eyeshadow palettes make such great gifts. I fell in love with this Precious Stone Rose Quartz palette from Makeup Revolution. First off, the lid of the palette is covered with a rose gold glitter and when you open it, you have a selection of twenty different shades - glitter and matte & neutral and warm tones. You can't go wrong with this palette because you have such a selection to suit different people. 

christmas beauty gift guide 2019

For all the Charlotte Tilbury lovers out there, this little gift is fab! The pillow talk lips gift includes their best seller nude-pink matte lipstick as well as a mini lip cheat lip liner. CT says the lipstick and liner is the perfect nude-pink shade to suit and flatter everyone.

Another fab makeup gift is this contour trio from Soap & Glory. Included is the contour shade, highlight and blush. This would also make a great stocking filler!
Sticking with the S&G brand, I came across this face mask kit in Boots. In the box, there are different masks for targeting different areas; a pore-refining mask, a miracle moisture mask, a radiance-boosting mask, two de-clog masks and three under-eye brightening hydrogel patches. I thought this would be lovely as an extra gift and this time of the year is perfect for a little pamper too.

christmas gift guide 2019

Lastly is Lush goodies. Snow fairy makes a really good gift, I rarely come across anyone that doesn't like it. It's just that delightful, sweet, sugary, candyfloss smell which is perfect for this time of the year! Lush also puts together great little boxes of gifts too, I love this Sweet Christmas one, it includes a pud bath bomb and a candy cane bubble bar - perfect for Christmas!

lush christmas gift guide
Sunday, 1 December 2019

A December To-Do List

December is here, it's time to finally go out and do all things festive. I worked so much around Christmas last year that I didn't really have much time to do festive bits and bobs. I did most all of my Christmas shopping online and watched two Christmas films. So, I have decided that this year, I am going to slow my crazy life down, take more time for myself, spend precious time with my family and make the most of the festivities.

Visit a Christmas market
I haven't done this very often as Christmas markets are always super busy and it makes me feel claustrophobic and sets my anxiety sky high. However, I would like to properly experience a Christmas market this year. I'll just take my time walking around the stalls with a hot chocolate and take in all the festivity.

Go Ice-Skating
Liam and I went ice skating in Cambridge last year and we had such a good time. I think it was very close to Christmas as well so we felt all festive. We both tried mulled wine for the first time, ya know, to get in the Christmas spirit and we both found it absolutely disgusting - we definitely won't be drinking that again after our skate this year. We will definitely go ice skating again this year, it's such fun!

Do some Christmas shopping in London
I have always wanted to spend a day Christmas shopping in London. London is an absolutely beautiful city anyway, but even more beautiful with all the Christmas lights up. Luckily we don't have too many people to buy for for Christmas. So, we have decided to do some Christmas shopping and go ice-skating in one day. How much more festive can you get?

Watch more festive films
Like I've already mentioned, I worked so much over Christmas last year that I didn't actually have time to de-stress, chill on the sofa and stick a movie on. So, this year, I will watch more Christmas films (particularly Home Alone) and get into the Christmas spirit. 

What are your plans this December?
Monday, 11 November 2019

A November To-Do List

november to do list

Ok, so we're into the second week of November and this post is a little late than I expected. However, it's still early November so I still have time to tick off this to-do list. As you know, I absolutely love this time of the year to do lots of Autumnal things, so I have put together a list of stuff I'd like to accomplish this month. 

Dedicate one day of the month to pamper
I thought to myself the other day that I don't actually fully pamper myself. I just cleanse my face properly here and there and do the odd face mask whenever I find the time to. I've decided to dedicate one day this month to fully pamper myself. No makeup, a fresh face, hair mask, face mask, a chilled bath - you name it, I'll include it.

Go for more Autumnal walks
The only time of the year I enjoy going for walks is Autumn and Winter. I just love the feeling of the crisp air, wearing a coat wrapped up in a scarf and a bobble hat with a warm latte walking through the leaves. Does anyone think I'm crazy? I just love it.

Get back into reading
I haven't read a book properly for ages and I love this time of the year to be able to snuggle up on the sofa and do that. If anyone has any recommendations on a good read at the moment, let me know!

Make use of my gym membership
I swear I say that I'll do this every month, but I still haven't been for months! It's even harder this time of the year because it's colder and with Christmas coming up, I'd just rather eat everything. Seriously though, I need to get my arse back into that gym - I need my flat belly back!

Start a new series
Whether it's on TV or Netflix, I want to start a new series. We've recently started Peaky Blinders and I'm really enjoying it. However, I need a little something else to binge for when I don't feel like watching PB. Again, let me know of any series or TV shows you've been loving!

Bake festive treats
Baking is not my thing at all. But I'd really like to get in the kitchen and whip up something Autumnal. I bake shortbread, gingerbread men and sausage rolls on Christmas Eve, but I'd like to do something new. I'll carry on scrolling through Pinterest until I find something.

What's on your November to-do list?
Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Three From Lush.

lush haul 2019

what i've bought from lush

It's been a while since I've taken a well deserved trip to Lush. Every time I go in there, I just want to buy everything, I literally have to control myself from spending my money on everything in sight.

My all time favourite lip scrub from Lush is the bubblegum one. However, I have recently discovered that they do a pumpkin spiced lip scrub and I couldn't wait to get myself into Lush to get my hands on it. As you can imagine, it smells absolutely gorgeous. It also tastes delicious too, it's not the same as a pumpkin spiced latte but it's still delish. It's just Autumn in a pot. If you know me, you know Autumn is my all time favourite season, so I can't wait to use this 365 days of the year to be honest.

Of course I had to pick up the sparkly pumpkin bubble bar. I've had this before and it is one of my favourite Lush products for this time of the year. It's autumnal and glittery, what more do I need? The scent of the sparkly pumpkin is divine. I love having a bath using this bubble bar with a good ol' autumnal yankee candle burning - so refreshing and relaxing for sure.

A new little number for me is this gorgeous purple, of course sparkly, goddess bath bomb. It smells beautiful, it's florally yet musky - so it's a very curious scent but it definitely works! A lot of people have said that they can't smell it once in the bathtub but I can't comment on that as I am yet to have used it. I love the coved and rounded design of this bath bomb, it's definitely unique.

Have you popped into Lush recently and bought any goodies?