The “Every girl wants” Christmas Gift Guide 2018

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After my last gift guide, I though it was time for a fashion forward post. As we get closer and closer to Christmas, there are so many things that catch my eye in the windows of shops.

There have been so many fashion trends I adore this season….I have seen a lot of glitter and sparkle which I LOVE as im such a magpie. I see a lot of faux fur and fleece and plenty of cosy jumpers.

In this gift guide I bring to you my fashion faves from the perfect LBD (little black dress for those who dont know) to the BEST accessories – what every girl wants.

The Glitzy One

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If your looking for a showstopper then this is it. I love the tie detail on the side – It reminds me of a present wrapped up with a bow, how adorable. It comes in fours colours but the gold is the one for me this festive season.
CHECK IT OUT HERE

The LBD

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How can you go wrong with a little black dress? This one is so simple but classy – pair this with some black heels and a gold clutch and im in full christmas party mode.
CHECK IT OUT HERE.

The Cosy One

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If you want to be a teddy bear this Christmas then this is for you. This super soft faux fur coat is a dream and will keep you cosy all winter long. 
CHECK IT OUT HERE.

The Everyday One

This jumper dress is everything. I love the two tone style and it looks super cosy – great for everyday plus it also comes in grey and pink.
CHECK IT OUT HERE.

The Sporty One

This oversized jumper has Tommy Hilfiger vibes. I love block colours and this is the perfect jumper for running errands or just lazing round the house.
CHECK IT OUT HERE.

The Perfect Heels

Nude Square Toe Barely There Heels
How perfect, These nude heels will go with absolutely everything. Super simple but oh so elegant I have this exact pair and it really is the PERFECT pair of heels.
CHECK IT OUT HERE.

The Festive Jewels

I love to shop local and when I had the chance to sample the Winter collection from LushChic Jewellery – I jumped at the chance. The accessories are sterling silver and the cutest little pieces for any occasion. They have “a passion to miniaturise every cute thing on the planet” – which is such a lovely concept! The snowflake necklace has been my staple piece since I received it and I think will be for the foreseeable future… 

This beautiful sterling silver snowflake and man in the moon necklace are just gorgeous. Pair these with any Christmas outfit for the final finishing touches.
CHECK IT OUT HERE.
Personalised Sterling Silver Man In The Moon Necklace
Sterling Silver 'Noelle' Snowflake Set

These are just a few little things that I for sure have been loving this Christmas season and im sure you girls will love them too! So if all you boyfriends and husbands are looking for those final fashion gifts… your welcome.

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Happy New Year + 2018 PLANS?!

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Happy New Year everyone!

Can you believe that its 2018 already? It’s crazy!

I wish you all a healthy and happy year ahead and hope it is filled with positivity, happiness and love.

Speaking of love… this year is the year I get MARRIED! On September the 9th I will be getting married to the love of my life and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life together. We have just this second booked our honeymoon which is super exciting and just need to finalise a few final details for our trips!

As I said I truly think that this year will be great. Looking back on the last year for my blog, it has grown so much and I have had some AMAZING opportunities working with brands and connecting with new people. I don’t usually do resolutions for the New Year but I would love to continue to make my blog and youtube channel grow and also discover more beautiful blogs/influencers too!

 Have you guys had a favourite memory from 2017? Or any achievements, even small? Then share them below! I would love to know!

Have you guys tried these out yet? If not YOU SHOULD! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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All things PINK Haul

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In the spirit of Valentines Day, I wanted to create a post featuring my all time fave colour –

PINK.

A lot, and I mean a LOT of the things I own are pink and I love it!

So lets take a look at the things im loving for this valentines season…

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

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If you don’t already know, this is my new favourite eye shadow palette EVER. It smells gorgeous and the colours are even better, all in the shades of pink.

Click HERE to see my swatch video.

Chanel  Chance Perfume

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This perfume is so beautiful. I love keeping perfume boxes (because im weird) and this one is a great addition. The scent is very delicate and feminine and is great for wearing everyday.

Peony and Rose Petal Candle

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How cute is this?

This little candle comes on a mirrored plate with a bell jar and bow. When I saw it I just had to get it because it is so sweet! I have one of these in my bathroom and one in the kitchen and maybe a few more around the house….

Carex Love Hearts Handwash

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* I adore LOVE HEART sweets and when I received this to try, I knew instantly how delicious it was going to smell. Not only does it make my hands super soft but it also makes me want to drink the entire bottle…. oops

Jack Wills Body wash and spray

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Luffas are my thing. It makes any body wash lather up so well and creates bubbles galore. This set from Jack Wills is not only pretty for display but smells divine.

To do List

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This notepad is my saviour lately.

Ive got so much going on that I need to either remember or quickly note down so this little book is great to keep in my bag for on the go note taking.

Jack Wills Scarf

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Cosy or what?

This scarf is more so a blanket its that big! It is so cosy when on and the fabric is super thick and soft. Its really good quality and looks great with a beige coat and boots.

Primark pink jumper

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In my Primark Haul video, I showed you guys this cropped pink jumper from Primark. It is so soft and I love to wear it in the evenings. Its a really dusky pink which I LOVE and is so comfy to wear all day…everyday if I wanted.

Click HERE to see the video.

And that is my PINK haul for you guys.

I would love for you all to find your inner pink self and show me your FAVE pink things for this Valentines season.

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*This blog post had a featured product from Carex UK. All opinions are honest and my own.

January Beauty Wish-list!

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Its that time of year where Christmas has just been and bank accounts are running low so why on earth would I be thinking of shopping right now?…

Umm…

Because payday is in 3 days thats why.

I wanted to create my January beauty wishlist as there are so many things that I have got my eye on at the moment and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Fancy a look what’s inside my shopping cart?

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Lip Kit

 

As soon as I heard Makeup Revolution were releasing lip kits, not going to lie, I did scream a little. Im a big fan of their lip products and am in desperate need for the whole collection. Unfortunately they did sell out pretty fast and im not surprised as the colour ranges are stunning.

Who needs a Kylie Lip Kit when you’ve got this huh?

Find them HERE.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Pomade

Eyebrows shape the face and are an important part of my beauty routine. I have seen so many people use this bad boy and get stunning brows effortlessly. Again, the colour ranges are amazing as my brows are quite light in colour naturally. Its formula is also waterproof which means these brows are not budging all day.

At £18 I think its a good price as these pots really do last a long time.

Find them HERE.

MAC Lipstick – Mariah Carey

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Do I need to add any words to this?

Look at the packaging! It is stunning. If Mariah was a lipstick, this would actually be her! – Sparkly and Magnificent!

The only downfall is the range in colours, there are not too many but HEY! Its a small collection which is crafted to perfection.

Find them HERE.

Clinique 3-step Moisturising gel

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My skin could do with a break from this winter.

I have heard magical things about this and am in desperate need for some soft and hydrated skin. This gel is super hydrating which is just what I need after this cold spell were having, and it leaves the face feeling smooth and soft.

It is a bit more than I would like to pay for a moisturiser but if its true what they say – I’ll see a dramatic difference.

Find them HERE.

Essie Cashmere Matte Nail Polish

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Im all about matte right now and when I saw a cashmere MATTE polish, I knew I had to get it.

The collection is very natural to reflect cashmere elegance but thats fine with me as I LOVE neutral nails.

It is also supposed to have a pearl reflectiveness to it which I think will add a bit of extra glam to the fingertips.

Find them HERE.

And that is it guys.

Not too many items on my list, we’ve got to be reasonable now.

Do you guys have any products your hoping to buy on your wishlist? I would love to know!

Let me know yours in the comments!

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Blog Milestone: 800 Blog Followers!

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What a milestone guys?!

It only seems like yesterday that I first started my blog and I was so happy to have 5 people follow me..

For 2 years now I have been keeping you guys posted on all of my latests beauty bits and lifestyle loves.

To achieve over 800 of you guys is incredible! I love every bit of blogging as I really feel like I can just express myself and express my passion with all of you! My blog has been shaped and grown so much and I have really developed my own sense of style along with it.

So thank you all for making this blog as successful as it is and I cant wait to get to the next milestone of 900!

LETS DO IT!

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Best of 2016 – Highlighters VIDEO + SWATCHES

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My FAVOURITE beauty product ever.

Glitter or sparkle, I’m there.. Highlighters are totally my thing and I wanted to share my ultimate faves from 2016.

I know I have done a blog post quite recently about my Top 5 Highlighters but I thought a video would show how they really look on the skin.

From Revlon to Benefit to MUA, I show you my Top 5 and more so grab a cuppa and take a little look….

Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any recommendations for liquid lipsticks!

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MUA Metallic Liquid Lipstick SWATCHES

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Ok, so im a little obsessed with liquid lipsticks..

and when I saw METALLIC versions from MUA – I just had to buy them.

I’ve really been loving matte liquid lipsticks lately and how the look and last throughout the day (I always find they make my lips appear more full).

Metallic shades are great for all year round but I thought particularly in winter, I will be glistening like snow…

I purchased three different shades from the brand MUA, which is one of my all time favourite budget beauty brands. The quality of the products is incredible and the prices are even better.

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These lipsticks were all £2 each making them such a bargain I couldn’t resist. I am loving the packaging designs of the products to really reflect the metallic and sleek vibes.

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The first shade is called ‘Luster‘ and its this beautiful shimmery gold/beige. As you can see, its highly pigmented and very rich. It has a really creamy texture which was surprising as I thought it was going to be quite drying.

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I feel like a snow queen or some form of mythical being wearing this. It is super reflective but surprisingly wearable. Its still a buildable product and you can make it more and more rich in depth as you go.

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The second shade is called ‘Glint‘. This shade is a shimmery brown/gold with hints of silver. With this colour a little really does go a long way.

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Im not too keen on this shade. It was a bit difficult to blend and get and even coat. Im not usually one for dark grey/brown lip shades but I do like the colour! Im sure with a few more layers I could even thing out.

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The last shade is called ‘Blaze‘. This is absolutely ideal for winter with its rich berry colour. As you can see, its not complete pigment coverage which is nice as again, its blendable.

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I really do LOVE this colour, its such a warm tone that goes well with my skin shade. This colour had a lot and I mean A LOT of glitter.. which isnt a bad thing..

Who doesn’t like glitter?

Im defo learning to love metallic after these bad boys. 

To find these lipsticks click HERE.

Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any recommendations for liquid lipsticks!

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Our House Tour

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So as you guys know, we have recently bought our first home.

Now that we have settled in, we have really started to put our own personal touches into the building.

To give you a bit of history, our lovely cottage was built in 1850 and has such a homely feel to the place. It has old farm doors and an enclosed staircase with views overlooking the farm and fields. The cottages used to be owned by railway workers in the 1900’s (I live very close to a train station)  and in our garden we have gorgeous flowerbeds made from old railway sleepers.

I really enjoy interior design and home decor, so I can’t wait to show you our developments so far.

Ready for the grand tour?

 The Hallway

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The first thing you see as you enter our house is our hallway. I’ve always wanted one as it gives a bit of privacy instead of walking straight into the living room. The colour scheme is a neutral green and cream so we added  a neutral beige rug to lengthen the space. I LOVE our little shelf which is handy to put keys etc. The mirror is perfect for makeup touch ups just before I head out the door.

Rug: Ikea: £30

Flowers: Asda: £5

Mirror: From previous owner

The Dining Room

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From the hallway, it opens up to our Dining Room. We completely refurbished this space as the colour scheme wasn’t quite what we wanted. I love how open and spacious it feels with the alcoves giving that cosy feel. Our feature wall is in the shade ‘Meteor Dust’ and goes perfectly with our sideboard and dining table. We have two lamps in each alcove which really creates a cosy vibe.

Table and Chairs: Ikea: £150

Sideboard: Tesco: £300

Lamps: Ikea: £16 each

The Living Room

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Our living room is the perfect size. We had some real bargains in here. Its colour theme is a neutral beige and white with hints of blue and grey. We have a beautiful winged armchair in the corner which is great for snuggling up by the fire. You can see out to our front garden where we have an old stone wall and gate.

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Our fireplace is in the centre which creates a really cosy ambience along with the lights in the alcoves. I have added candles on the mantelpiece and marble fire surround because im a candle fanatic.

Coffee Table: Costco: £70

Winged Armchair: £179

Tv Stand: Ikea: £85

Sofa: Free

Curtains: Tesco: £15

The Kitchen

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From the living room we enter the kitchen. It has slate floor and cream tile walls. We haven’t had to do anything to the kitchen which was really good. When we bought the house, on of the things that attracted me was the kitchen as its such a good size. It has wooden work tops which add to the country feel and a step which lead to our sink and view across the garden.

I have always wanted one of these taps. It makes washing up so much easier! I love the view across our garden and our aloe vera plant enjoys the views too.

We added hints of copper to the kitchen to add warmth and I HAD to get these pots from Next as soon as I saw them.

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We had a new oven fitted and kept the original hob. I have to say there is so much storage im struggling to fill all the cupboards and drawers.

I believe the kitchen is the heart of the home and I love cooking in this space. It has such a warm and homely feel to it already.

Fridge:Russell Hobbs: £669

Oven: Currys: £170

Dishwasher: Already there

Clock: Dunelm: £25

Fruit bowl: Home Bargains: £2.99

Coffee Pots: Next: £18

The Stairway

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I love enclosed stairs.

There is something really nice just walking up the wooden staircase to bed – I dont know what it is! Its enclosed with an old wooden farm door which adds to our cottage style and vibes.

The Bedroom

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We went for an all white theme for the Bedroom as it would be easy to change up accent colours to fit with the time of year. At the moment with Christmas and winter, we went with a warm red and grey. We have all fitted wardrobes which have TONS of room – Thankfully!

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Its nice not to have too much clutter in the room and have a nice space to breathe. The white walls give the space a brightness and compliment my bed frame well.

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Ofcourse I had to have a space of my own. This little corner of the room was destined to be vanity area. Its so cute and I love being able to sit down in the morning and get ready.

Bed Frame: Ikea: £99

Duvet set: Tesco: £15

Chair: Ikea: £11

Mirror: Ikea: £12

Second and Third Bedrooms

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At the moment, were using the second and third bedrooms as a study area and gaming room for Jamie and blogging area for me. We haven’t made any alterations to the colours as of yet, but im not keen on the yellow walls of the study… BUT its perfectly decent for now!

The Third floor/ Attic

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Behind the wooden door lies a second stair case leading to a third floor. Jamie has already claimed this as his man cave and im all for it! It will be a space for gaming, relaxing and movie night with popcorn. PLUS is has great views from the skylight across the fields and beyond.

And that, is our home!

I hope you guys have enjoyed looking around our new place, and I cant wait to keep you updated with all the decorating and plans.

I would love to know what you guys think and if you have any ideas let me know!

I would also LOVE to see your decor posts too so send me your links!

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2016 Top 5- Highlighters

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It’s New Years Eve, almost another year over..

and what better way to end the year, with a touch of sparkle right?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with highlighter. (or anything sparkly or shiny…)

Over the past few years as they have become more and more popular, I have tested my fair share and have developed my favourite collection from 2016.

From liquid, to cream to powder styles, I’ve tried them all and have narrowed it down to my all time faves.

Benefit High Beam

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I think im not the only one to say that this little thing packs a glittery punch. I was always a bit sceptical of liquid highlighters as most that I have tried always brought my foundation off with them and produced little or no highlight.

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This however, is perfect. Its a very soft pink cream shade with a super reflected glow. Its very natural and gives a healthy look to my skin without me looking like a piece of tin foil. A little really does go a long way and I find that using my fingers to blend in to the skin works the best for me.

You can purchase this at most drug stores or from Benefit for about £19.50, A bit on the pricey end of things but it truly lasts forever.

Goddess of Love by IHEARTMAKEUP

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I have had this for a year now and it is still going strong. This powder highlights is beautiful, and so is the packaging right?

Its a very light weight and fine pressed powder that does no get cakey with wear. It has a strong reflective glow to it, a bit more iridescent than High Beam.

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The colour is a pearly white and this swatch is just after one sweep so its super pigmented. With this highlighter I use a fan brush as it picks up a lot product and gently dusts over the skin. You can really build this product up as well so you can have a subtle everyday look too. You can find it in your local Superdrug or online, but its a bargain as well at £4.99, this bad boy is a steal.

Revlon Photoready Instafix Highlighting Stick

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On to cream highlighters with the Revlon highlighting stick, this product glides on to the skin effortlessly. It is quite handy to throw in my handbag for on the go shimmer and super easy to blend with my fingers.

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The colour is darker than the previous products and works amazing with a tan for that summer glow. The shade I have is called Starlight and as you can see, very pigmented so again, a little goes a long way.

Its £9.99 for this product which is a bit much for it in my opinion but again, im sure it will last quite a while, especially in summer.

Makeup Obsession customised palette

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How stunning is does this look.

This personalised palette from Makeup Obsession was from my sister for my birthday and she has filled it with my favourite shades and colours. The highlight in here is on the top right hand corner and is a cream balm.

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Ive got the shade Gilded, which a a bright pearl white. It is really creamy and thick so it does need blending quite well. I find that the warmth from my finger tips does the job well but it creates the most beautiful shimmer and fresh dewy look.

The individual pan was £3.00 from Boots and fits in to any Makeup Obsession palette.

Makeup Revolution Radiance palette

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An oldy but a goody.

This palette is great for everyday wear with my favourite shade being the middle one. Its lighter than the other two which is perfect from my skin tone. It does need to be built up to really get the lovely pigment but when it is on its divine.

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This provides a natural fresh skin look without the weight of a heavy feeling product. I use a fan brush to apply this as I have much more control over the powder. The mirror is really good as its larger than most too.

From Makeup Revolution its a bargain for £8.


And that is my Top 5 for 2016. If I had to name a favourite, I think it would be Benefit High Beam but I wear all of these shown.

I would love to know any other recommendations from you guys or share your favourites with me in the comments!

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and I hope you all have a

Happy New Year!

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Instagram Diary

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So its Christmas Eve – Eve and i’m so excited for the next few days. I have been super busy getting everything wrapped and prepped, it’s been a whirlwind of Christmas fun!

I thought what better way to show you what I have been up to than a catch up with my Instagram.

8th December 2016

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It was my works Christmas party which was a pretty casual affair – I chose this oversized shirt, jeans and boots which I was comfortable in ALL night. My watch is from NEXT and makes a great statement accessory.

9th December 2016

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Comfy clothes are the best right? This cropped hoody is from Primark and I just knew I needed it as soon as I saw it. My slippers are from Dunelm and it literally feels like im walking on clouds – LOVE IT!

12th December 2016

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Rose Gold Heaven.

I bought these from Makeup Revolution as I love their lipsticks. When I saw they had a rose gold range, I was straight on their website – The shades go with everything and look flawless.

12 December 2016

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How cute are these guys? My sister bought me this felt gingerbread garland and it looks so festive along our shelving.

17th December 2016

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This notepad though.. HOW PRETTY! Its from Home Bargains and was 99p…. I love it.

Now that were all settled in the new house we can finally start planning our wedding – 2018.

18th December 2016

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Christmas Bedding is the best. This duvet set is from Tesco and looks stunning alongside my fairylights – its so cosy and festive.

20th December 2016

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Possibly the best pyjamas I have ever owned. This nightie is from Primark and was £3! I love a bargain and The Snowman so this truly was a match made in heaven.

Were walking in the air….

21st December 2016

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I have seen Zoella create this Mariah Carey inspired look and HAD to recreate it myself. Believe it or not, I LOVED IT! I thought I was going to end up looking like a toilet brush but the curls were beautiful, by the end of the day they had dropped to a lovely loose curl.

22nd December 2016

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So this is our house!

I used an editing website called fotr.com  to create the painting effect on my original photo. We will be using this as our Christmas cards next year!

23rd December 2016

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All the glitter under the tree.

I adore wrapping presents – there is something therapeutic about it! We stuck to a gold and red theme this year for all of our gifts.

We are ready for the 25th.

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I hope you all have a MAGICAL Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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