Little Christmas Selfie | I treated my self to a few make up bits | Me and Sean on Christmas | Family photo | Christmas dinner | Our gorgeous table set for Christmas dinner

So I've been pretty absent lately. I wanted a few days to relax over Christmas so I haven't posted or even written any posts for a while. I've gone back to work now as well so managing my blog is going to be a bit tricky, but I'm sure I'll survive.
Last week was obviously Christmas. I had such a lovely day and I was given so many amazing presents. I got pretty much everything I wanted and I couldn't be happier. 
We had a delicious meal cooked by my uncle and spent most of the day at their house drinking and relaxing.
On boxing day me a Sean braved the sales in town. It was way more hassle then it was worth and I wont bother again. 
I had a lovely few days and I was so lucky with all the gifts I received. I might do a 'What I got for Christmas video'. What do you guys think, would you like to see something like that?

Well I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!

Thanks for reading!
xxx

Weekly Roundup | Week 55

Here's a little bit of footage from Christmas Day. Its my first Vlog style video and I would love to know what you guys think! 
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!

Thanks for watching!
xxx

Christmas Day 2014 Vlog

ITS CHRISTMAS! I hope everyone has an amazing day and gets everything they wanted! I wont be posting for a couple of days now as I'm trying to spending quality time with my family.
Merry Christmas!
xxx


So I know its a bit late but here are all the things I bought at the Clothes Show Live. I didnt manage to get all that much but I know I will spend a lot more next year!
Thanks for watching!
xxx

Clothes Show Live Haul 2014

Me and Hannah at her Birthday meal | Her amazing cake | Me and Sean at the meal | I treated myself to a little book | My meal | My amazing new onesie

So this week my little sister tuned 18. We decided to go for a meal at  a gorgeous Chinese buffet restaurant. We stuffed our faces, drank a few drinks and just had a really good time.
I spoiled her with as many presents as I could afford to buy and she loved them all so it was worth it. 
The rest of the week has been pretty average. I've been working on a lot of blog stuff over the last few days, but its been so hard to get anything done as I've been having so many problems with this laptop. I've only had it two months and it really isn't working properly, so I think it needs to go back. 

Well I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and I'll tell you all about mine next week.
Thanks for reading!
xxx

Weekly Roundup | Week 54

I was really disappointed by last months box. If you read my last post about you will know how close I was to unsubscribing, but I wanted to wait for this box. I was expecting it to be really festive and full of Christmas inspired products. The box has a pretty winter theme but the products don't and I was kind of sad about that. I'm still unsure about this box, but let me run you through what I got...

TRESemme Renewal Nourish and Renew Tonic - I love TRESemme products. I swear by their heat protection and their conditioners always leave my hair feeling healthy. I've never seen this product before but I have no doubt it will work miracles. My only concern is that its a leave it treatment that you don't rinse off. As I don't love the 'I haven't washed my hair for 12 days' look, I'll probably use this before bed and rinse it off in the morning. I'm excited to try this out and I'm sure I will review it for you guys.

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish - I've featured a few Essence products on my blog and I've always had good things to say. I haven't actually tried their nail varnish's yet, despite owning quite a few. Essence products are dead cheap and I've always found them really good. I'm excited to try this nail varnish out over Christmas as its a gorgeous deep red shade that's perfect for the festive season.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain - I've never tried a lip stain before. I love my lipsticks so any other lip products don't usually get a look in. That being said I am looking forward to trying something new. I've always seen good reviews about lip and cheek stains so I have high hopes for this product. I think it will come in handy when the weather gets really cold and my lips start to crack.

SkinPep Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum - The name of this treatment sounds terrifying to me. I don't know about anyone else but the thought of putting acid on my face doesn't sound hugely appealing. This hypo allergenic, alcohol free serum is meant to leave your skin hydrated and glowing. I can never say so to a decent face cream, even if the name is a little bit scary. I'll let you know if it burns my face off. 

Anatomicals Zap Zap Zap Spot Stick - I'm quite lucky in that I rarely get spots. I think it might be a genetic thing as my sister has clear skin too. The week I received this glossy box the biggest, ugliest monster of a spot appeared slap bang in the middle of my forehead. So I used this day and night like it says to get rid of this thing and I cant say I noticed too much happening. I don't think the spot went away any quicker than it would usually although it did stop it drying up and leaving a scab like they normally do. 


So that was this months Glossy Box, I'm sure I will use all of the products I have received. 
Don't forgot to check back for the reviews! 

Thanks for reading!
xxx

Glossy Box | December

 Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche -  I seriously cant get enough of this little beauty. It came in a Glossy Box a few months back and I've been in love with it ever since. Its probably the best product I've ever received in a Glossy Box. This product is an amazing moisturizer and its smells better than any beauty product I've ever used before. Unfortunately for a 50ml tube of this stuff you will have for fork out around £20, but I still think its worth it!
 Real Techniques Shading Brush -  I bought this eye shadow brush after hearing nothing but good reviews about the Real Techniques range. It was a little bit more than I would usually pay for a make up brush (around £7)  but it was well worth it. I use this brush to blend in darker eye shadows on the crease of my eye lid as its the perfect size. I'm considering investing in a few more Real Techniques brushes because the quality really is good.
B. Quick #157 Cosmical -  This is another Glossy Box product. I received it months ago and never really warmed to it until recently. Is such a gorgeous pale gold colour that I've never seen before and looks amazing on. It applys really nicely and lasts quite a long time on your nails, although you have to apply a few coats to get a vivid colour. I cant remember how much this product retails at but I will definitely be buying another when this runs out! 
 Directions Hair Dye Carnation Pink -  For the last few weeks I've been dip dying my hair pink. I've been using Directions to make my hair crazy colours since I was a teenager and I'm still pretty impressed with it now. Its quite cheap and it stays in your hair for a nice amount of time. Its also a really nice consistency so it doesn't drip out of your hair. I've just bought the lilac version of this and I'm hoping to dye all of my hair with it.

So those were my top 4 beauty products in November. Have you guys tried any of these products before? What did you think of them?

Thanks for reading!
xxx

November Beauty Favorites

Our meals at the Harvester | A gorgeous make up brush I won 

Well last week I obviously forgot to take any photos! I didn't really do all that much, so there wasn't really any reason to take pictures. 
I spent most of the week working and wrapping presents for different people. 
On Thursday it was my moms birthday so we went to The Harvester for the yummiest meal ever. I bought her a new bag which I've kept hidden for weeks.
I was also busy getting a few last minute gifts for my sister who turned 18 today.
 I promise to get some decent photos this week!
Thanks for reading!
xxx

Weekly Roundup | Week 53

So last Saturday Sean treated me to tickets to the Clothes Show Live! I've wanted to go for so many years but for some reason I never got around to it. Well this year I was lucky enough to go and it was more amazing than I could have imagined. 
We didn't plan the day very well at all. We arrived late and missed our slot at the main show, but luckily a really helpful member of staff sorted us out with new tickets for a later show and amazing seats. 

After stressing ourselves out over the tickets, we decided it was time to do some shopping. We started with the cheap and cheerful section, eventually working our way down to the more expensive stalls. As I'd never been to the Clothes Show before I had no idea what to expect and I really underestimated just how huge the event was. It took us hours to walk around all the little shops and I'm still not convinced we got to see everything. 
While we were shopping we noticed a small show starting over at the Image Catwalk. It was showcasing some pieces from various Fashion Colleges all over the UK. Throughout the day we saw a couple of these shows and although the clothes weren't really my style I really enjoyed them. 

After that we grabbed some lunch and made our way to one of the conference rooms to sit in on the Conde Nast seminar. In the seminar they spoke about working in fashion and how to give yourself the best chance of getting a job in this industry. It was such an interesting talk and I'm so glad I went as I've always wanted to work in fashion. 
The talk went on for just under an hour which was perfect as it left loads more time to see the stalls we'd missed out and laugh at the people queuing for Peter Andre. 

There was just so much to see that I didn't really buy all that much while I was there. The biggest purchase I made all day was a gorgeous pair of boots for £25. I mostly picked up beauty products and a few pieces of jewellery which I'll show you in a haul in a few days. 

At 3 it was time to go to the main show which we were beyond excited to see. As we missed our original slot we weren't able to get seats down the side of the runway but we weren't bothered by this as our new seats were directly in front of the stage and gave us a much better view. We couldn't believe how lucky we were with our new seats and I got some amazing photos. The main show was fantastic, I just wished I'd have managed to get more footage of it.

After the show we did a bit more shopping, watched a few more catwalk shows and had a few photos taken before heading into town for a well deserved burger.

I cant even begin to explain how amazing the day was and I cant wait to get tickets for next year! Don't forget to look out for my Clothes Show haul which will be up in a few days!
Did any of you guys get to go to the Clothes Show Live last weekend?

Thanks for reading!

Clothes Show Live 2014

Gold Glitter Nails | At the Clothes Show Live | My amazing new heeled chelsea boots | In the photobooth | Christmas Handmade Burger | A few new make up bits from the Clothes Show

I don't know if you guys noticed but I skipped week 51. I didn't do anything interesting so I didn't think it was worth boring you all with. I'm thinking of making this a monthly roundup, what do you think?
Anyway last week was also pretty boring until Saturday. Sean had treated us to tickets to the Clothes Show Live. I've wanted to go for so long, and I wasn't disappointed! We shopped and watched the catwalk shows and it was really just amazing. 
I'll be writing all about it in the next week or so and I'm working on a Youtube video about it too, so keep a look out.
While we are talking about Youtube, what do you guys think about me making videos? Would you like it if I made more? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!
xxx

Weekly Roundup | Week 52

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I'm always doing wishlists. I love a bit of online window shopping. So when I saw Next were asking bloggers to make a Christmas wishlist with a chance to win one of the items I had to take part. I've been browsing the website for hours, wondering how I was ever going to narrow it down to just a few products but I did it and here are my top picks!

1. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau De Toilette £39 - Every girl wants a gorgeous perfume for Christmas. I've wanted to try this Marc Jacobs one for a while now as it has such good reviews.
2. Jones & Jones Storm Dress £65 - Being the party season it only seems appropriate to splash out on a beautiful dress. This Jones & Jones dress would be perfect for a fancy Christmas dinner or new years eve.
3 NYX Butt Naked Set £25 - Who doesn't love a good make up set? This pallet has 15 pretty eye shadows, 4 blushers, 2 highlighters and 1 bronzer. It has everything you could need and I would love to find it under my tree this year.
4. Snowman Cuff Pyjamas £32 - Its not Christmas until you've unwrapped a cosy pj set. Christmas day is meant for lounging and this gorgeous 2 piece is perfect for relaxing after you've stuffed your face.
5. Babyliss Curl Secret £120 - This Babyliss curler would be a perfect Christmas gift as its not something you would usually splash out on. It makes curling your hair that much easier and I know I wouldn't mind receiving one.
6. Fiorelli Asher Tote £65 - I think a handbag like this would make such a lovely gift. I love big tote bags and I think this Fiorelli one is beautiful.
7. Grey Robin Sweater £30 - There had to be a Christmas jumper on this list! This chunky knit jumper is so cute and would be perfect for the big day!

So that was my Nextmas Wishlist. I'd love to know what your favorite product is, or if you make you own list leave a link below so I can see your top picks!
Thanks for reading!
xxx

Nextmas Wishlist

On our last shopping trip me and Sean popped into Primark to get a few bits and bobs. While we were there I had a quick look at the beauty section which seems to be getting bigger each time I go in. Nothing really took my fancy until I saw this black glitter nail varnish. It was a complete impulse buy but for a pound I didn't really care. I've never tried any of the Primark beauty range before and I haven't seen any reviews online so I thought I would test it out.

Lets start with the good. The main reason I picked this up was for the colour. I don't own many dark nail varnish's and I thought this sparkly black was gorgeous. Its not very festive but I thought it would be a nice colour to wear for new years eve. 
Another plus is definitely the price. For £1 you could throw it away if you didn't like it, fortunately I do so I'll be keeping it.
One thing that makes or breaks a nail varnish for me is how easy it is to apply. I've bought so many pretty nail polish's that are too gloopy and don't apply nicely. Luckily this varnish has a good consistency and applies really evenly. The application brush is surprisingly quite good too as its reasonably thick.
I often avoid wearing darker nail varnish's as sometimes you have to apply several coats to get a vivid colour and an even finish. This wasn't the case at all with this product. I only had to apply two coats before I was happy with how it looked. This really surprised me as it was such a dark colour and it was dirt cheap. 
The last good point isn't a necessity but a nice bonus. I'm super messy when it comes to painting my nails. I'm often covered in varnish for days before it finally comes off my skin. I was so happy to find that it had washed off my skin after just a few hours of being there, which saved me a lot of scrubbing.

There's only really one bad point with this product but it is a big one. I painted my nails one afternoon as I was going for a meal on the night. I was really disappointed to find that by the evening my nail varnish had chipped off in quite a few places. By the next day it had come away a bit more and the day after that whole chunks of it were missing. I didn't expect it to last very long but I never thought I would chip after only a few hours.

All in all I am relatively happy with this varnish. Its a lovely colour that's really easy to apply and doesn't break the bank. Over all its a decent product that would be perfect for a night out. I'd rate it 5/10 because it just didn't stay on long enough for my liking.


Thanks for reading!
xxx

Review | P.S. Primark Nail Varnish


I've been wanting to make videos for my blog for so long. I just think making a video to show you guys things is so much easier than taking photos of everything, plus it means you don't have to sit and read a wall of text.
For my first video I wanted to start with something simple and I thought a Jewellery haul would be nice. These are a few pieces I have picked up over the last couple weeks.
I really hoped you enjoyed watching this and I would love to know what you think about me making videos!
Thanks for watching!
xxx

Mini Jewellery Haul | 1.12.14

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