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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Double Velvet: Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)

Happy New Years Eve everyone! Firstly, a massive thank you for the best year ever, here's to another great year, I have an endless list of things that I want to achieve so I better get working! Here's my final post of 2013, uhoh that seriously is scary. I thought I'd do an outfit of the day for you so here it is...

Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas (& Birthday!)

Hello everyone :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I know I did - I haven't worn make up since Christmas day and I really don't plan on putting any on any time soon. I love Christmas, it's the one time of year when you can just relax completely. Firstly, as a little disclaimer I would like to just say that in no way whatsoever am I showing off by posting this blog post, I wasn't going to post it but I have seen that lots of my favourite bloggers have done similar posts and a lot of people have requested this so I decided, why not. I am the biggest believer in: Christmas is for family, it's not what's under the tree it's who's around it that matters, but it irritates me that I even have to disclaim this/justify myself so I'm sorry if this post offends anyone, but for me, Christmas seriously is about spending valuable time with my Mum, Brother and amazing Grandparents. After a pretty tough year, it's been absolutely incredible to just have a few days with the best people in my life. Without further ado, it's time to show you what I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas this year - I didn't actually ask for hardly anything this year, as I've got older there's not really as much stuff that I want and most of what I do want goes in the sale hence why I received money towards some sale goodies as my main 'big gift'. Lastly, it was my birthday on the 22nd so some of these are birthday gifts too which I wanted to share with you...

Friday, 27 December 2013

The Best and Ultimate Beauty Products Of 2013

Wow, so 2013 is nearly over which is just a little bit crazy, it feels like the shortest year ever but time really does fly when you're having fun I guess! 2013 has been a year filled with hundreds of new, exciting products, this is great but it makes it so difficult to choose what to spend your money on when there is so much stuff out there, so I've decided to choose my 11 favourite, and ultimate products of 2013 - trust me, it wasn't an easy job. These are the products which I will most definitely be carrying through to 2014 with me...

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Oh Christmas Tree; Christmas Eve Outfit Of The Day: OOTD

Firstly, MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone, no matter where you are in the world. I wish you all the merriest Christmas! A cheeky and quick little Christmas post from me, I had to buy this skirt and share this outfit with you, wait until you see where it's from - you'll be both shocked, amazed and surprised, a favourite high-street store which never lets us down. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Travel Gifts: Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Happy Christmas Eve eek, the big day is almost here, how surreal. Now I know I’ve written quite a few gift guides, firstly theres my gift guide for her, gift guide for him and then a cheeky little Christmas wishlist of my own, but WorldDutyFree and Clinique have inspired me to talk about the perfect travel gifts, gifts for the girl on the go (or the guy) - the day before Christmas, why not ey? I know a lot of people who are Christmas shopping today, oops. I’ve never really thought of buying people travel gifts, but now I think about it, most people will go on holiday at some point in their lives so a lot of these things will come in handy (plus they're all so cute)...

Monday, 23 December 2013

What's In My Make Up Bag; December

Tis the season to be jolly tra la la la la, lalalala. 2 days to go! Hey everyone, I thought it was time I got my act together and wrote another 'What's In my Make Up Bag' post as I know a few of you have said that you've liked my monthly make up bag posts and I absolutely love writing them. I have been using some pretty exciting things this month so I'm very excited to share my December make up bag with you...

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Black and White Outfit Of The Day, OOTD

Hey everyone, well I'm finally home for Christmas which means I can actually take some outfit posts, hooray. I've done a few recently and really enjoyed doing them so I thought I'd show you some more new clothes, hope you like them.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Manchester Christmas Markets and Burt's Bees New Launch!

A trip to a Christmas market is always a winner for me so a few weeks ago when I was sent a shiny new polaroid camera from Burt's Bees, I knew that I had to take it with me. Me and Jack decided to go to the Manchester Christmas markets so that we could compare them to the German Christmas Market in Leeds. If you like food, festivities and fun, you're in the right place today...

Saturday, 14 December 2013


Hello everyone, I am finally home for Christmas which means a lot of blogging from me yay. I've got lots of exciting things coming up and planned but for tonight, I've got an exciting competition to tell you about which ends soon so we better be quick... This is the chance for you to win £1,000 worth of Damaris lingerie by entering their competition... (if you haven't heard of Damaris don't worry, I hadn't either but I took one look at their lingerie and knew I had to enter - so beautiful).

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas/Birthday Wishlist Ft John Lewis!

Wishlists are just my favourite posts so when John Lewis asked me to create a Christmas wishlist I could hardly resist, I seem to spend half of my life lusting over things and creating wishlists and today is no different. It's my birthday on the 22nd December so I decided that I'd make this a joint birthday and Christmas wishlist. It was pretty hard to choose because I honestly didn't realise just how much stuff John Lewis sells (they honestly sell everything)...

Monday, 9 December 2013

RCM Red Carpet Manicure Professional LED Kit Review: Easy Gel Nails At Home

I never thought that I'd be able to do my own gel nails at home, but I couldn't believe my luck when I found out about RCM (Red Carpet Manicure) at home Gel Polish Pro Kit. I always assumed that these 'at home' gel polish kits would be difficult to use, they wouldn't look as good and they'd cost a lot, but this little set proved me wrong so I needed to talk to you about it.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Special Announcement, Meet LVNDR! Shop LVNDR

Eek hello everyone, I have some big news. I have been planning something for months and I am so excited to finally announce it today. I have always wanted to open my own online shop and the time has finally come, LVNDR (Lavender) is officially OPEN and I cannot wait to tell you more about it (and show you some exciting stock!)...

Friday, 6 December 2013

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation Review

Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation is something that I've always wanted to try, I've actually had this for quite a while but only recently started wearing it so decided that I needed to review it for you all now I've finally had the chance to give it a fair trial. I absolutely love Benefit and this product just proves even more why they're one of my favourite beauty brands.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Autumn and Winter Lip Colours; Lip Inspiration

Winter is here, the leaves are falling and it's getting colder, today it is literally freezing. I'm guessing that these spurts of sunshine aren't going to last much longer so shortly, it will be time to really get into the Winter swing. Something which I adore about the season of Autumn is the colours, deep reds, purples and beautiful nudes seem to take over the world. I've rounded up my favourite Autumn and Winter lipsticks this year and also made a wishlist of the lipsticks which I'd like to add to my collection...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Him; Male Christmas Gift Guide

So you may have read my Christmas gift guide for her, now you've had a look at that you should have a faint idea of what to buy yourself, your Mum, Grandma, Boyfriend's Mum, Auntie, Best Friend, Girlfriend (the list goes on) it's time to get to the hard bit, shopping for HIM. Now if you're a boy reading this and don't have a clue what to ask for this Christmas, luckily, you can also use this gift guide to give you some inspiration, but if you're here because you're looking to find something for your boyfriend, Dad, Brother, Grandad, Bestfriend or any other male then hopefully this list will inspire you and give you some help. There are SO many things out there at the moment so it's pretty difficult to filter through the rubbish and find good presents, here we go, it's the ultimate mens gift guide, I think I've covered everything...

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Weekend Outfit Of The Day; Leather, Ear Muffs and Dirty Blonde Hair

Whilst I'm working on my ultimate male Christmas gift guide, (read the ultimate gift guide for her here), I thought I'd pop a quick outfit of the day up and have a chat to you about my weekend. I went home this weekend and boy, is home good. I had some pretty exciting news this week so we celebrated as a family at a gorgeous local restaurant on Saturday and headed to York for some family bonding today. Also, I can show you my new hair (finally...) so here we go...


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