Friday, 30 December 2016

What I Got For Christmas || Boyfriend Edition

So here I am, back with part 2 of my Christmas Gifts, you can see the wonderful presents my family got me here! As I said before, some people don't like these but my first one has gone down really well. I decided to split my post in two simply because I was overwhelmed by everything I received and one post wouldn't do everything justice!
Again, I'll start with makeup and blogger bits purely because they were the main focus of my Christmas list. Firstly, I received the Urban Decay Junkie Vice Palette, we actually picked this up in Sephora whilst at Disneyland because it was sold out everywhere in the UK. Another palette I opened was the Tom Ford Honeymoon Quad which is so beautiful, I've wanted this for so long. Alongside that, my boyfriend also picked out Jared from the Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection. I also ordered myself the Lime Crime lipstick from the beauty bay sale before Christmas but he very kindly bought it for me. There's the standard Snow Fairy purchase which I love and Marc Jacobs Decadence was a complete surprise. I love Marc Jacobs scents and this one I didn't own so i'm glad it's now part of my collection. His mum and dad also picked me up Kiehls' Creamy Eye Cream too!
Moving on to less beauty focused presents and I received my first ever Diptyque candle in the scent Baies, this smells incredible! Louise Live has been on my wishlist for so long too, I just find her hilarious. I watched this on Boxing Day and it didn't disappoint. I also unwrapped the HP Sprocket which is so lovely. It looks amazing and is so easy to use, there will be a whole blog post about this soon!
 Similarly to my family presents, I received a fair few books. I actually knew about all of these except for the Jungle themed Dot to Dot which was off my boyfriend's mum and dad. Face by Pixiwoo is brilliant, it also came with a free brush which is brilliant! Scarlett Moffatt is taking over the world so I thought i'd find out a bit more about her by reading her book. Again, Khloe Kardashian is killing it lately and i'm so excited to read about her lifestyle and fitness routines etc. I also got a Youtuber Dot to Dot but I was half way through one when I took the pictures! 
Finally, moving on to bath and homey stuff. I got 2 bath bombs from Lush Northern Lights and Never Mind.I then picked the candle and reed diffuser myself, I picked the Winter Collection from Next as it smells incredible. It honestly smells the same as Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir, I haven't opened either of them yet and they smell so strong already. I can't wait to start burning them!
What did you receive for Christmas? If you've done a What I Got For Christmas Post then please link it below, I love them!

xo
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

What I Got For Christmas || Family Edition

I'll start by saying Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I hope you've all had a lovely festive period, whatever you have done. Mine has been a delightful mix of visiting Disneyland (eeeeek), eating, drinking and basically having a chilled out time! I absolutely love reading What I Got For Christmas posts, I know there's a lot of people complaining about them but personally I'm nosey and love them. I've split mine in to 2 this year, this one is gifts from my family and then there will be another one featuring gifts from my boyfriend!
What I Got For Christmas
 I'll go with makeup bits first as they were my main focus! A couple of days before Christmas my hair dryer exploded so this Babyliss one is perfecting time. I also received the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Party Eyes Bauble which has a mini Legendary eyes mascara and a kohl eye liner. I've wanted to try the mascara so this is the perfect way. I also got Scent of a Dream again by Charlotte Tilbury which smells incredible. Lipsticks are 'my thing' and there's a strong theme from both my What I Got For Christmas posts. My mum bought me the Tom Ford Lip Liner and Lipstick duo in 'I'll Teach You' this was a complete surprise and also the Mac Nut Cracker Patent Polish Lip set - again a total surprise! Sali Hughes Pretty Iconic has been on my list for so long, I love Sali Hughes' books and I'm already half way through. I also received a few brushes, the IT Innovations Beauty Contour Brush is something I haven't heard of but it's the perfect shape for bronzing and contouring. I love brows and Real Technique's so this set is perfect for me, they will definitely be put to good use.
What I Got For Christmas
My sister bought me a popcorn machine with this cute little pot and accessories which is amazing, I can't wait to create some of my own. The Yorkshire Soap Company have the most loveliest products and this bath fondant set smells incredible. My mum and dad also bought me a voucher for the Makeover Studio which do the most amazing makeovers. I also bought a voucher for my sister so we're going to go together and then make a day/night of it. 
What I Got For Christmas
My sister also very kindly bought me this beautiful Ted Baker bag which is cream on one side and black on the other. She also bought me a set of 6 candles which are already placed nicely on my window sill. Finally from my sister, I got a set of 10 Next Perfumes which includes the cutest bottle holder. These will come in so handy to just throw in my handbag and they smell incredible. My mum also enabled my dot to dot addiction further with this mindfulness version! Finally, I also received Robbie Williams tickets for June but obviously the tickets don't come until nearer the time.

Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 coming soon!
xo
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Monday, 26 December 2016

New In Face Masks|| First Impressions and Review



I love a good face mask, once it's applied I love knowing that I have around 20 minutes of pure relaxation time. I'm definitely going to be indulging in a face mask session or two over the festive period! My skin changes throughout the seasons and currently it's very dry. Sheet masks are brilliant for locking in and hydrating the skin.
I picked up several from my trip to Rome in the summer (photo diary here, Sephora haul here). I find sheet masks easy to apply, there's hardly any fussing, you don't have to get all sticky applying them and then washing them off etc. The only thing is that most of them are too big for my face, one size definitely doesn't fit all. The Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask smells amazing and is super hydrating. It's really cooling on the skin and definitely makes your face more hydrated and plumped.
Sephora's Pearl Mask is another sheet mask that feels nice on the skin. It also smells delicious and does a good job of hydrating the skin. I haven't tried the Sephora Charcoal Nose Strips but I imagine they will do a good job. There's something so satisfying about seeing the gross stuff on the strip once it has been removed. Another mask I haven't tried yet are the Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Masks but anything that promises to self heat is going to be a winner. This is the perfect pamper product for those cold winter nights. Finally, a firm favourite of mine is the Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating this mask smells incredible and does such a good job of making the skin look refreshed and plump!
xo  
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Friday, 9 December 2016

Zoella Christmas Crackers Gift Set || Review

Zoella Chirstmas Crackers Gift Set || Review

Zoella Chirstmas Crackers Gift Set || Review
Christmas is right around the corner and my Christmas shopping is in full swing. There's a whole selection of products released from Youtubers and bloggers that will make any 'TeamInternet' fan happy on Christmas Day. Zoella is the Queen of Youtube and so I thought I'd share one of her many Christmas gifts with you in the form of her Christmas Crackers. You receive 4 beautifully packaged crackers for £10 which is a brilliant price. I love the packaging, each cracker is different and they all have a joke on them!
Zoella Chirstmas Crackers Gift Set || Review

Zoella Chirstmas Crackers Gift Set || Review
Inside each cracker is a different gift, all from the new Gingerbread range, which smells incredible and very Christmassy. The four products are Shower Glaze, Hand Cream, Ginger Cream and a Lip balm. The scent is delicious as it the packaging, again! You can tell Zoe has really thought about the presentation of the Gingerbread cream. This being said, I do think the lip balm looks slightly cheap. I love the idea of splitting this gift into 4 and giving each one as a separate gift or using them as actual crackers if you're hosting a mini Christmas with your friends.
xo
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Zoella Lifestyle || 3 for 2 Gifts

Zoella Lifestyle || 3 for 2 Gifts

Zoella Lifestyle || 3 for 2 Gifts

Zoella Lifestyle || 3 for 2 Gifts

Zoella Lifestyle || 3 for 2 Gifts
Let's just start this review by saying how incredibly hard it was to try and get all 3 of these products. Whatever you are doing Zoe is working, everyone is loving your products! I went in to my local boots thousands of times but the She Designed A Life She Loved Organiser was sold out every time!
The She Designed A Life She Loved Organiser (£10) is the cutest piece of stationary ever. It has a grey cover with mirrored copper writing and a pink and coral cover that folds out. When you open it out, it has a Monday-Sunday organiser with room for day and night reminders on one side. The other side has a to do list with a marble effect and 4 types of sticky notes; 3 smaller ones and one large one for Notes to Self. The design is beautiful and very current however, I do find it pretty small and the Z logo for the Zoella brand is slightly over used.
The Zoella Lazy Days Fragranced Candle & Socks (£16) was the second gift I picked up. The socks are super cute and cosy although they are slightly on the large size! The candle is also really lovely, it has a clean smell with a hint of fabric softener that smells without even being lit. I really like the simple design too, the Zoella label isn't big or in your face, it just looks right for the size of the candle. I will say that I think it's pretty expensive for the set seeing as the candles are £10 individually - the socks are cute but not worth £6!
The final gift I picked up in the Boots 3 for 2 selection was the Seaside Stroll Diffuser (£12) which again, smells insane. Zoe has really nailed it with the scents, I like them all but this is definitely my favourite. It's strong but not over powering or sickly smelling. It really smells like the outside, by the beach. I dipped the diffuser sticks in the pot first and then turned them round, this really adds to the scent. I love coming home after work, opening the door to my room and then the smell hits me.
xo
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