Monday, 30 December 2013

The #bbloggers Secret Santa

Hello everyone! This year I joined in with the #bbloggers Secret Santa that Georgina and Laura organised, and I was paired up with Sandra from Beauty Balm
I received my parcel near the beginning of December but decided to wait until Christmas Day to open it! It was so beautifully packaged! 

I received loads of sample sizes which I was really excited about as I haven't tried the majority of items I received! 

I recieved Raw Gaia Coconut Body Butter, Laura Mercier Créme Brulée Hand Cream, Balancing Me Balancing Face Moisturiser, Clinique High Impact Mascara, Nuxe Multi Purpose Dry Oil, Vapour Sample of Trick Stick Highlighter, Miller Harris La Pluie, Mint and Avocado Foot Repair Balm, EOS Balm (I've wanted one of these for AGES!), Nuxe Body Shower Gel, Calvin Klein Lip Balm, Benefit Porefessional, Dr Nick Lowe Cleanser, Calvin Klein Best Brown Eyeshadow, St Evais Candle Co Sea Salt Candles & Vanilla Candles, John Masters Conditioner and Detangler, Madara Tinting Fluid & finally a few bits of chocolate (YUM!).

Many thanks to Sandra for sending me all these goodies, and to Laura and Georgina who organised it all!
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Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Hand Cream

Hello everyone! I've used this hand cream a fair few times now, and other than you knowing it smells gorgeous, I think you should know more!


Nails of the Day - (Festive #3)

Hello everyone! These are my last festive nails, I did them just before Christmas Day. I took inspiration from Cute Polish with her Santa nail. 

I love how cute Santa looks, and if anyone is familiar with Super Mario Bros, I think he looks like a Christmas version of Toad (kind of, anyway).

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas 2013

Hello everyone! I thought I'd show you all what I got for Christmas, that is beauty related. Just want to throw a disclaimer out there, in no way am I bragging about anything I received for Christmas, and I am extremely grateful for everything I received.

The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art & Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual - I was so grateful and amazed to receive these books as they are so useful and are filled with great information.

Vera Wang Princess EDT 100ml & Givenchy Dahlia Noir EDT 30ml - My boyfriend has bought me Vera Wang Princess nearly every Christmas that we've been together as it is my favourite perfume, and this year he bought me a MASSIVE bottle, I'm so pleased because this will last me for ages! My Mom also bought me Givenchy Dahlia Noir, I had asked for it when I sampled it and absolutely loved it!

OPI Mariah Carey Nail Polish Collection, OPI Russian Navy & China Glaze Fairy Dust - I am a nail polish addict and I am so excited to use these polishes, especially since Purple is my favourite colour!

MAC Palette with Woodwinked - My Mom bought me my first MAC palette with Woodwinked eyeshadow! I haven't touched it yet because it looks so new and pretty!

L'Oreal Collection Privée by Eva, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed & Wet n' Wild Eyeshadow Trio - These are things I've wanted to try for absolutely ages so I was very excited about these! 

Real Techniques Stippling Brush & Blush Brush - These are two of the brushes I don't own already and I'm so excited to have a proper blush brush! I haven't heard much about the stippling brush so I'm going to have to read up on it.

Revlon Photoready Foundation in Vanilla & Soap and Glory Be Your Own Gloss - My friend told me how amazing this foundation is so I'm very excited to use this! My boyfriend's Mom also bought me this Soap & Glory gloss set, which I had secretly wanted but not asked anyone for!

Soap & Glory Bright and Bubbly, Soap and Glory Sensationalism & Simple Minis Collection - My boyfriend's Mom also bought me these other Soap and Glory sets - which is funny as I also bought her the Bright and Bubbly one! I've also never used Simple products so this is something to have a good try of!

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month - 23rd & 24th!

Hello everyone! Firstly, I will apologise as this post was meant to be up on Christmas Eve, but I was enjoying a quiet day with my boyfriend and some of my family! These are the last two polishes that were in Mini Mani Month, and I have certainly missed opening the windows these past few days.


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas! I will be back in a few days with posts for you, spending some time with my family and my boyfriend around Christmas time :) See you soon! Xx

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Weekly Round Up 3/3

Hello everyone! It's nearly the end of Mini Mani Month *cries* but I have enjoyed opening each door on my calendar and getting a nice shiny new Ciaté product! I will happily admit that Ciaté is now my favourite nail brand. See what gorgeous polishes I got this week below!


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Nails of the Day (Festive #2)

Hello everyone!

My Ciaté Mini Mani Month has been a great help in the way of giving me ideas of what to paint my nails like!
I have currently painted my nails with Ciaté Sugar Plum with Ciaté Snow Globe on my ring finger for an accent glitter nail!
I am in love with the colour Sugar Plum.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

I love Christmas!

Hello everyone! This is my favourite time of year and my favourite month. I don't know about anyone else but I am SO excited for Christmas! There's only 6 days left till the big day!

I absolutely love Penguins, and last year I paid about £20 for this gorgeous iPhone case from Etsy in the USA (hence the cost of it!). It just makes me feel that bit more Christmassy!

I also picked up this duvet cover from Asda this year for £10 for a single! It was so hard to take a picture of this as my room is so tiny! I love the 'Scandi' pattern and won't want to wait until next year to put it back on my bed!

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Weekly Round Up 2/3

Hello everyone! We have just got past the second week in Ciaté Mini Mani Month and I thought I'd show you what I have received!


Nails of the Day (Festive #1)

Hello everyone! As you will know from reading my blog these past few weeks, I have been enjoying Ciaté Mini Mani Month. I hadn't had much time to paint my nails cause I've been wrapping presents and shopping! 

I used Ciaté Boudoir for most of my nails, and for an accent nail I used Fit for a Queen, as I thought they looked perfectly Christmassy together!

What do you think?
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Friday, 13 December 2013

Soap & Glory - The Yule Monty!

Hello everyone! As everybody knows, as this is the star gift we've all been waiting for..The Yule Monty (in the Limited Edition Jonathan Saunders bag) went on sale today for £27 instead of the usual price of £60!


Monday, 9 December 2013

Ciaté Mini Mani Month - Weekly Round Up 1/3

Hello everyone! This post was meant to go up yesterday but my laptop decided it didn't want to play along! I have been enjoying my Ciaté Mini Mani Month for the past week, and thought I would show you the polishes I have received so far! 


Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Body Shop Purchases!

Hello everyone! I recently attended a Body Shop at Home party at a family members house, I wanted to show you what I ordered and explain how a Body Shop at Home party works!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Beginning of Ciaté Mini Mani Month!

Hello everybody! Happy 1st of December, I can't even explain how excited I am for everything this month! A few months ago I preordered a Ciaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar, and I had been waiting for this day to open the first window since then. This was £42 but I justified it by working out how much it would be to buy everything separately and thought I just have to treat myself! You get 19 mini paint pots, 1 full size paint pot, 2 mini glitters/sequins and 2 caviars!

It has beautiful 'Scandi' type packaging, which I absolutely love!


Christmas Gift Guide #3 - UNDER £15!

Hello everyone! This is the last gift guide I am doing, most gifts are unisex and all are under £15!