Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Top 5 Tuesday: Christmas Films

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Sorry, I had to get that out my system. Right, on with the post...

Seeing as it's nearly Christmas, and I haven't done a Top 5 Tuesday for a while, I thought a festive one was due! So without further ado my Top 5 Christmas Films!!!

1) A Christmas Princess

This is a brilliant terrible film, if you know what I mean! The plot is typical, the acting is fairly rubbish, but it is such a feel good film I love it to bits, and watch it several times over Christmas, and occasionally throughout the rest of the year!!

2) Annie Claus is Coming To Town

This is a typical made for TV Christmas film, and it's absolutely amazing! It's about Santa's daughter Annie, who takes her first ever trip away from the North Pole to visit California to have an adventure and find love. This is such a happy feel good film, I love it!

3) Love Actually

Just because, who doesn't adore Love Actually!!!!!

4) The Holiday

So many people haven't seen this film but it is incredible! I mean, look at the cast, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet! It's a really wonderful Christmas film, and I can't recommend that you watch it enough!

5) Home Alone (1-3)

I absolutely love the Home Alone films (although I'm not a huge fan of 4!), and seeing as they are a series, I'm going to put them all into my Top 5!!

Let me know what you think of my film choices in the comments below, and if you think I need to watch any other Christmas films over the holidays!

Lots of love
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Sunday, 20 December 2015

High End Gift guide for girls

It's that time of year again where everyone is realising that Christmas is just around the corner and there is shopping yet to be completed! If you are stuck for ideas for gifts, or if you just feel like treating yourself, look right this way!

You will notice that most of the items in my gift guide are high end, this is because I prefer to get one or two nice items that I have been coveting for quite a long time, as opposed to lots of little things! But I understand that not everybody feels the same!

So, my gift guide for you consists of....

1) Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow
2) Ooh La La Leather Cosmetic Bag from Cult Beauty
3) Jimmy Choo Esme 85mm Glitter Heel Pump from Selfridges
4) Victoria's Secret Sleepover Knit Pajamas
5) Olympus Pen E-PL7 Camera from Amazon - I have recently bought this camera in the Cyber Monday sales, it's amazing!! There will be a review post going up about it soon!
6) French Sole Classic Ballet in Nude
7) Aspinal Brook Street Purse Wallet in Deer Saffiano
8) Diptyque Roses Candle - this is probably my favourite candle ever!
9) The Perfect Nude Kiss gift set from Charlotte Tilbury
10) Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 Patent Calf in Nude from Selfridges
11) Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey from The Perfume Shop

If you want to see more of what is on my Christmas Wishlist this year, check out my pinterest board below!

Let me know in the comments section below what you think, and leave me links to your gift guides!
Merry Christmas!
Lots of love
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Slimming Solutions Pu-erh Tea

I don't know about all of you but I have been feeling really sluggish recently, I think it's probably because of all the junk food I have been snacking on... my bad. However, the lovely people over at Slimming Solutions sent me over some Pu-erh to try out, I was definitely keen to give it a go!

I'm a big tea person anyway, and I drink quite a lot of green/ healthy teas, but I found I actually enjoyed this tea, it was nice and refreshing after each meal, I really enjoyed adding it to my diet. Plus who doesn't like a warm drink when it's cold!

Pu-erh tea has a variety of benefits, including increasing metabolism and reducing cholesterol, apparently over time it can also improve the skin, and help reduce bloating. I think it has probably helped me this week, I have been to Slimming World and lost 2.5lbs in a week, which considering I was off plan for several meals was really good - I'm convinced the tea had an impact!

If you want to get some for yourself, have a look at the Slimming Solutions website, where they have a few offers available.

Let me know in the comments if you give it a go, or if there are anything other teas I should try!
Lots of love
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Monday, 14 December 2015

Ended: 1000 Twitter Followers and Christmas Giveaway!

UPDATE: Congratulations Becky Powley! You will get an email requesting your address, I hope you love your prizes!

This giveaway has now ended, keep following for more in the future!

Lots of love and Christmas Wishes!

I'm so excited right now! I have now got just over 1000 followers on twitter and being as it is so close to Christmas I have decided to giveaway some fantastic presents!

As my blog has evolved, I have gradually gained more of an idea about what I like to write about, and I thought that my giveaway should reflect that! Well, good news for you guys is that one prize was never going to manage that, so instead you will get 3:

1) Avene Cicalfate Repair Cream
2) Yankee Candle Christmas Cracker
3) Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2016

You may have remembered a while ago that I reviewed Avene Cicalfate Repair Cream and loved it? Well I have been using it for well over a year now, and it is definitely one of my winter skin care staples, and I am hoping whoever wins this Christmas package loves it too! I added the candles to the mix, because it is never truly Christmas until a lovely scented candle is burning, and as I am doing more home decor type posts I thought it would be cute. Finally the  Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2016, because I love visiting new places, and thought that this would provide you with some inspiration for your next adventure!

Keep an eye out in the future for more giveaways!

Lots of love
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Amazing Barcelona Makeup Haul

One of my favourite things about going abroad is duty free and any local pharmacies or makeup stores for some new makeup bits! Last time I went to France, I got a some French Pharmacy bits, and a new Chanel quad, but this time I found a Sephora store and got really excited as I have never tried any of their own brand products! I may have also purchased a couple more lipsticks and lipliners...
MAC Brave lipstick and Soar lipliner

MAC Whirl lipstick and Morning Coffee Lipliner

As you may have realised from some of my previous posts, I am going through a bit of a nudes lipstick phase, while I was in France I bought Velvet Teddy and I also got Faux a couple of months ago! At London Gatwick on the way out I decided to try a more brown shade, and purchased Whirl with the matching lipliner in Morning Coffee. This is a matte lipstick, so I definitely recommend using a moisturising primer underneath it, otherwise it will dry out your lips. On the way back, I thought I would add another pinkier one to the collection and got Brave, and the lipliner Soar, which everyone talks about as being one of the Kylie Jenner lipstick staples, but I'm not sure how well they actually go together, I think I need to work on some blending.

Sephora Purchases
Chanel Chance Perfume

I have had Chanel Chance for years, and it is one of the staples in my collection. I think you can never really go wrong with Chanel Chance perfume, it's a classic scent which can be worn day or night, and even using the Eau de Toilette the scent is really long lasting.

Sephora Exfoliating Powder

I was so excited to get some new products from Sephora - I have never tried any of their things before, so I wanted to try a skincare item, an eyeshadow palette, a lip product and something a bit different, so that's what I did!

I have never used an exfoliating powder before, but I was looking forward to trying it! It's really simple to use, you literally shake some onto your wet hands and it foams up, cleaning your face really well. It's recommended to use this method once a week, but you can also include some in your daily cleanser every day for a deeper clean, which I'm yet to try!

Sephora Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora Eyeshadow Palette

I absolutely love getting new eyeshadow palettes, and I'm really regretting that I only bought the smokey eye one, as they had a neutrals one which was fantastic as well! Oh well, next trip!

Sephora Lip and Cheek Crayon and Smoothing & Brightening Powder
Bioderma Micellar Water

I have a definite issue where I seem to be unable to go to Europe without stopping by a pharmacy and buying some more Bioderma Micellar Water. It's definitely my favourite makeup remover, and it doesn't hurt my eczema at all which is a winner!

Lots of love
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