Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 was my year

Well here we are, the last day of 2016, Saturday 31st December! It feels like it should be April and that I should be at uni still! This year has honestly flown by!

These past 12 months have had its ups and downs, a rollercoaster of a ride, but even though there have been some really low points, I have made even more happier memories that will stay with me forever. Cliché, I know!

Like last year, I have picked out some of the highlights I have had and there were so many but these in particular stood out for me!

One of the highlights in the main photograph above but I have came up with six more things that has made 2016 one of the best years of my life so far!

So here is '2016 was my year'...

Thursday, 29 December 2016

My Weird Hobby, a catch up

Earlier this year I shared with you my weird hobby. I collect coins. I am a coin collector. Since I had such a lovely response to the post, I have decided to give you all a little bit of an update with how my collection is going so far. A catch up basically.

In July, when I published the first post, I had £28 worth of coooooool coins, in a mixture of 50ps, £1s and £2s. Well it is safe to say, it has definitely grown as now I have over a whopping £50. £58 to be precise. I think I have included them all in here but if I haven't then sorryyyyyy!

I know, I know, it is getting out of hand but I just cannot help myself! I even have my family and friends looking for me still, oh dear!

So here is 'My Weird Hobby, a catch up'...

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

The Music of 2016

Gosh, the final week of 2016, can you believe it? These (almost) 365 days have just flown by and during them, we have had some good music to say the least. A few bad but mainly it has been such a fab year for music, well in my opinion and the songs that I like haha!

Due to this, I have picked one song that was in the top 40 UK charts for each month. Believe me, it was a hard chose for some of them as they were a few I loved from that month but I did finally manage to whittle it down!

So here is 'The Music of 2016'...

Sunday, 25 December 2016

A Christmas Thought


A short post today for Blogmas as it is the big day and it is a Christmas thought for you to think about or ignore, entirely up to you, but one where I feel like we often forget about during the festive period.

So here is 'Blogmas| A Christmas Thought'...

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Opening my Beauty Advent Calendar (Week Three)

Well, we are here. Christmas Eve! How crazy is that, the big day is actually tomorrow! Tomorrow!!! I honestly cannot believe it one bit!

Week three of my Marks and Spencer's beauty advent calendar is today's post and my gosh, I still cannot quite believe it has taken me this long to get one of these! Read week one and week two here.

This week is no different to the other two as the products are still soooooooo good and I am just so excited to try them out as well!

So here is 'Blogmas| Opening my Beauty Advent Calendar (Week Three)'...

Friday, 23 December 2016

Other blogger's Blogmas post I've been loving

Not long now until Christmas day and I cannot believe it is the 23rd already! Time goes fast when you are having fun!

That means we have had 23 whole days of Blogmas posts, not just from me, but from quite a few other bloggers as well!

Due to this and the fact it is Christmas so it is the time to spread happiness and love, I have made a list of these six Blogmas posts that other bloggers have published! I had to whittle it down to six because there were too many of them so I gave myself six as the limit!

So here is 'Blogmas| Other Blogger's Blogmas post I've been loving'...

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Biscuits for Santa

Todays Blogmas post is a part of my bake and make series and this time it comes in the form of a festive Christmas biscuits!

This recipe is from Tesco Real Food and they are sooooo easy and quick to make, perfect if you have some free time with children or just want to treat yourself to a delicious biscuits!

So here is 'Blogmas| Christmassy Biscuits'...

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A festive day trip to London

On Saturday 17th December, my mother and I went on a mission to the UK's capital city to see a Christmas tree. Yes, we went to London for a day. My mum has wanted to see the tree in Trafalgar Square for some time now and we just haven't had the chance but because I had finished uni and had no job when we booked the trip, we were all for it! I mean who wouldn't be?!? London at Christmas, yes please!!!!

Shame the Christmas tree looked a bit crappy but it gave us a laugh and we had such a fun, festive day in this winter wonderland of a city!

I thought I would share my photos I captured of the magical Christmassy decorations and what we did. A little photograph based guide of how to spend a day in London at Christmas time!

So here is 'Blogmas| A day trip to London'...

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

This Time Next Year Tag

It is crazy to think that we only have a couple more weeks to go until 2016 is over. This year has definitely been a rollercoaster but I wouldn't change it for the world. But what about next year?

Still cannot quite believe it is going to be 2017, I feel like I still should be at secondary school (although thank god I'm not as those were hard times and I hate them). I was thankful to be nominated to do this 'This Time Next Year' tag by the lovely Claire, from That Mumma Rocks, as this has made me think about what my goals are for the next 12 months.

So here is 'Blogmas| This Time Next Year Tag'...

Monday, 19 December 2016

Opening my Beauty Advent Calendar (Week Two)

The second post of my opening of Marks and Spencer's beauty advent calendar and boyyyyyy, it is just as good as week one! Read the first weeks of super cool products here.

A selection of different brands and a selection of goodies I cannot wait to try out! This time there are seven products, you will be good to hear, after my little hiccup on the first week with only having six beauties to show you (oops)!

So here is 'Blogmas| Opening my Beauty Advent Calendar (Week Two)'...

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Must watch Christmas TV

Let's face it, Christmas TV is the best TV. Festive films on 24/7, repeats of your favourite shows and of course, Christmas specials! The latter one being my favourite as well known and truly loved TV shows give us one (or a couple/few) special episode to eat our Terry's Chocolate Orange and drink our hot chocolates to.

This year is no different and I have came up with these six tv shows that have a festive special(s) to gaze our eyes upon.

So here is 'Blogmas| Must watch Christmas TV'...

Saturday, 17 December 2016

A magical beauty bauble

Another day gone, another day closer to Christmas and another day of Blogmas! This post is all about this adorable No7 bauble which is filled with four amazing beauty treats for us to enjoy!

I use No7 makeup so when I went to have a little nosy in and saw this was on offer, buy two products and get this for free, I knew it was coming home with me. What can I say, you gotta treat yoselfffffff!

So here is 'Blogmas| No7 Beauty Bauble'...

Friday, 16 December 2016

Pimms and Needles Christmas Hampers

Last night was my Pimms and Needles meeting and this one was all about them Christmas hampers we see everywhere at this time of year.

From a mixture of little stores we can purchase goods at to the materials we need to create our hampers, it definitely was a night full of festive cheer! The only thing missing was that Christmassy music but it is safe to say we were all getting into the spirit of Christmas for sure!

So here is 'Blogmas| Pimms and Needles Christmas Hampers'...

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Three films to watch every Christmas

Most people have Christmas traditions. Whether it is putting up and taking down Christmas decorations on a certain day, everyone going to a place on the big day or sitting down and watching certain Christmas films with the family whilst eating a box of chocolates and drinking hot chocolate.

I do the latter. You cannot beat a good Christmas film marathon so I have came up with three of my favourites and given you a little review of them! Most likely you have seen them but if you haven't, where have you been?!?!?!?!?!

So here is 'Blogmas| Three films to watch every Christmas'...

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Opening my Beauty Advent Calendar (Week One)

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then you would have seen this picture below. Yes, it is my beauty advent calendar and this is my first ever one and I am sooooooooo excited about it. Now, I work for M&S and this is their 25 day Christmas tree treat filled with, well, 25 amazing products. Basically, it their take on the ever so popular beauty advent calendar that a lot of shops seems to be doing now! You know what they say, a treat a day makes the doctor go away (haha)!

I actually won this at work as we had some left over from the shop floor and work put on a raffle. I think there were 90ish advent calendars and there was a lot of us who put our names down for them so they pulled names out of a hat or something and I was picked! I WAS SO HAPPY AS I REALLY WANTED ONE AND I NEVER WIN ANYTHING WOOOOOOOO!

I thought since it is my first ever beauty calendar, I would post what I got goodies I got in it each week, here is the first six (yes, I know there are seven days in a week but I like to be different- and I forgot to include the seventh item oops)

So here is 'Blogmas| Opening my Beauty Advent Calendar (Week One)'...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A Christmas bedroom tour

If there is one thing I love most about Christmas, it is decorating the house, including my bedroom. I have done this for years now and even though I am 22, I am not going to stop making my room into a wintery wonderland!

Because of this, I thought it would be cute to take you on a little festive bedroom tour, just as a short photograph based post for Blogmas!

So here is 'Blogmas| A Christmas bedroom tour'...

Monday, 12 December 2016

A funky festive party top

The festive season is also the party season, where we go to work dos and go out to celebrate with friends and family. Due to this, I wanted to see if I could find a clothing item that I could wear for many but can style it differently for all.

And this is where this pretty embroidered top comes in. I am also going to London for a day trip on the 17th so I will probably wear it for that as well but I thought I would share my floral find with you for Blogmas.

So here is 'Blogmas| An embroidered party top'...

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Three festive films on Netflix UK

With the nights closing in on us early and the temperatures making us shiver, there is nothing better than staying in and watching a film with loved ones or friends.

Due to this, here are three Christmassy films you should watch on Netflix UK to make you feel all warm and cosy inside!

So here is 'Blogmas| Three Christmas films on Netflix UK'...

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Christmas Tag

I love Christmas. I mean, it isn't my favourite time of the year, that would be Halloween but I do love it! From the cheesy Christmas songs, to the amazingly bad festive jumpers and lets not even mention the dinner on the big day, you cannot help but enjoy the thrill. Or at least I cant anyway!

When I was tagged in this Christmas related tag by the beautiful Chloe, who runs the fab blog Chloe Tommo, I was buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing! As I sit on my bed, writing this out, I am listening to a bit of All I Want For Christmas is Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu because come one, it is a classic!

So here is 'Blogmas| Christmas Tag'...

Friday, 9 December 2016

A playlist for Santa

The Christmas period means two things mainly. One, eating a crap loads of chocolate and second, singing your heart out, whilst doing a little boogie, to them classic Christmas songs.

Because of this, I have came up with these 10 festive songs that just symbolise Christmas for me, perfect for when I am baking or putting up decorations or just having a little song n dance.

Before we get started in this little Christmas party we are about to have, The Pogues will not be included because even though loads of people love it and its their favourite Christmas song, I hate it.

So here is 'Blogmas| A Christmas Playlist'...

Thursday, 8 December 2016

A florally winter's jumper

There is nothing better than snuggling up in a lovely winters jumper. Whether it is a Christmassy pattern, a plain one or the one you always grab out from the back of your wardrobe, everyone has that one jumper (or a collection of them) that they always wear during the festive period.

I know I certainly do and this one has definitely been added to that collection.

So here is 'Blogmas| A Winters Jumper'...

Jingle bells bunting

After last months panic of trying to create both my bake and make of the month in the last two days of November, I thought I better get on with planning, preparing and actually making the delicious treat and a cute homemade item for the series! Can you believe that is may be the last Bake and Make post? I did it for my New Years resolution and it is coming to the end of those 12 months! It has gone veryyyyyy quick!

With December obviously being that festive month, both of them are going to be Christmassy themed and first up with have this adorable 'Merry Christmas' bunting. Now this isn't from a craft book, I came up with doing this a couple of nights before and I finished yesterday and here we are!

So here is 'Blogmas| Bake and Make Christmas Bunting'...

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A cold night's pamper night

With the late, dark and not forgetting very cold nights, it is always nice to treat yourself (or as my friend Loz would say treat yoselfffff) after a long day at work or doing Christmas shopping. A pamper night is always needed at this time of year.

This is a little guide if you want to call it that, for the perfect pamper session for yourself or with friends as well!

So here is 'Blogmas| A Christmassy pamper night'...

Monday, 5 December 2016

Three things to do on a winters day

With the temperature dropping and the frost/snow coming down, sometimes you just want to stay indoors. Sometimes you have the very good idea of actually going out in it but hey ho, each to their own!

Due to this, I have came up with this little post about three things you could day on a cold winters day!

So here is 'Blogmas| Three things to do on a winters day'...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Felicia's chocolatey makeup treat

Another month, another guest post for you today and this one is allllll about the beauty from Felicia, who blogs over at Mascara in the City.
I loveeee her blog so much because one, the design is sooooooooo easy to find things and visually fab and two, Felicia covers everything in beauty!
How adorable are Sephora's holiday bags this year?
Due to this, she has written this fabulous post on a Too Faced product that will make any beauty lover envious! I know I was!
So here is 'Guest Post| Felicia's chocolatey makeup treat (Too Faced)'

Lighting up Christmas again!

I loveeeee lights, I am obsessed with them in fact! There is no better time of year when you can fill all of your house with them than Christmas because you can hang them outside and inside on every furniture you have and of course on your Christmas tree!

Because of my massive Audrey Hepburn framed photo I have on my bureau, I wanted some cute string lights I can put up for the Christmas period. I have normal ones that are up all year, Halloween ones for that spooky day so of course I needed festive ones!

After looking for ages, I found these bargain ones (and I mean an absolute bargain) and well, I had to share them!

So here is 'Blogmas| Lighting up Christmas!'...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Five favourite festive TV Ads

You know Christmas is coming once you being to see Christmas adverts pop on your TV screen. From the classics that come on every year to different festive ads for some well known ads, there have been some Christmassy crackers over the years.

I have came up with these five adverts that I love, clue in the main photo! Some are old classics and some are more recent but equally all get you in the real Christmas spirit!

So here is 'Blogmas| My five favourite Christmas TV Ads'...

Friday, 2 December 2016

A Christmassy makeup look

I am kicking off my actual Blogmas today with a makeup look that will be fab and easy to do for those Christmas parties we are dragged to, even if we all end up having a blast!

It isn't your usual red and gold shades for the eye makeup though, but a Christmas tree green and a starry gold instead.

Of course I through in some Santa red with the lippy because who doesn't love red lipstick!

So here is 'Blogmas| A Christmassy makeup look'...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Blogmassy introduction

Before we begin, this is my 300th post on my blog and I would just like to say thank you to you for reading me waffle on! It means a lot!

Can you believe it is the first day of December today! How fast has this year gone, honestly feels like it should be July! December mean a few things. Even more hot chocolate drinking, Christmas, festive songs playing 24/7 everywhere and of course, Blogmas!

Throwback to last year!
Like last year, I am going to try and attempt to blog for the next 25 days, I mean how hard can it be.
I thought for the first one, it can be a little intro to what you can expect from my Blogmas posts!

So here is 'Blogmas| An introduction'...
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