Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas Tag

I saw this tag on another blog and thought that I would give it a go :)

1. What is your favourite thing about Christmas? 

I can't really pick one thing. I love getting up really early and opening presents with my family, I also love going to have Christmas dinner and spend time with the rest of my family and just seeing all the Christmas lights that are around, going to the German market, just everything Chrismassy is general. I love snow but we are never guaranteed that and when we do get it it's usually January, I'd love it to snow Christmas day. 

2. What is your favourite make up look for the festive season? 

I tend to keep my make up the same as usual but this year I think I may wear a darker lip, I'm not sure yet.

3. Real tree or fake tree? 

I think we had a real tree years ago but I don't really remember it much, we have always had fake tree's mainly. It doesn't bother me really, I do think the real trees can look nice but honestly I'm not really bothered if it's real or fake, they both look nice. 

4. Giving presents or receiving presents?

 Giving because it just feels nice to but I also love receiving presents, I can't choose!

5. Do you open Christmas presents morning or evening?

Morning! Evening would be strange, I stick to tradition. 

6. Hand made Christmas cards or brought? 

Hand made cards are lovely and I love making them too but there are so many nice ones in the shop's. This year I have brought mine from M&S but usually I order them off so I can have them personalised and put pictures on them ect. So I'd say cards that are brought, but I do like both. 

7. What is your favourite Christmas film?

I have so many favourites. Miracle on 34th street is a lovely film, Jingle all the way is amazing! I watch so many different ones I can't name all the ones I love else I'd be here all day.

8. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Now this is going to sound strange but I am not a fan of Sunday roasts at all but I love Christmas dinner, I think it's because there is more of a different variety on there like pigs in blankets.

9. What is your favourite Christmas song?

Definitely 'Winter Wonderland' and 'All I want for Christmas is you'.

10.  What is your favourite Christmas memory? 

I can't really say I have one apart from maybe when it snowed the one year of the Christmas day night, I loved it :) 

Zara Mini Bowling Bag

I have always loved bags, even when I wasn't into fashion and clothes I still brought lots of bags and I mean lots. I still have so many bags that I really should sell, some of them haven't even been used. Nowadays I just like a black, small, smart bag, nothing OTT or colourful. I do see some really big bags but I never buy them because I just over fill them, then they end up hurting my arm and I hate carrying a bag in the crook of my arm, it feels like I am carrying a weight around all day, Saying that I do over fill my small bags that's why they end up splitting because the handles can't cope with the weight. The bag pictured is what I got for my 21st birthday from Zara it is called the 'Mini Bowling Bag With Clasp Fastening'.

The bag is small but very deep. It fits so much in yet it looks small and sleek. I think it's great for everyday use. It has handles so it can be held or a long strap (that can also he clipped off if you wish to not have it on there) that can go over your shoulder which is what I prefer. It's the first time I have used this bag today and I love it, the only problem I have is that the strap slips off my shoulder but I have that problem with most of my bags anyway when they're new. The quality is amazing which I expect from Zara anyway but I have heard that some of there bags aren't of a very good quality, I can't comment on that as this is the first bag I have had from there. I have my eye on another black bag on there at the moment which I may get but I'm not sure yet.

The bag was £29.99 and it was ordered off the Zara website. I'm not sure if it is available in store as I don't really visit the stores on a regular basis, I have only been in once but it is still available online. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Lee Stafford Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist

I have tried so many heat protection sprays since from about the age of 12/13, I even use to get my Mum to buy me one from the hairdressers I went to which was £17 and it wasn't even really that good. I am a firm believer of that when using heat on your hair you should always use something to protect your hair from that heat, without that protection your hair will just frazzle, burn and eventually break off especially if you use GHD's as they're so hot, I had this experience when I first started using GHD's and ended up having to have a lot of the length of my hair cut off which is never good if you love having long hair like I do. Now as I said I have tried many heat protection sprays over the past few years and I've never really noticed anything different with them so I just ended up picking up any that smelt nice in the end and just used that, then I purchased one of the Lee Stafford Flat Iron sprays from the Clothes Show in 2011, I didn't use it until a few months after I purchased it and I only ran out a few days ago, it lasts so long. This protection mist is amazing, it helps my hair stay in good condition, add's more shine, and helps prevent the heat of GHD's from ruining my hair it's also great for using on my hair before I blow dry too which is what I use it mostly for now as I rarely straighten my hair at all nowadays. 

I went to the Clothes Show again this year and that is where I picked up these three bottles. The Lee Stafford stand is always the first stand I go to when I go to CSL because I love the products and I am a very big fan of Lee Stafford and this time I got to meet him and had a picture with him (OMG!). The deals that are on are always so good, I got four products for £12 which is such a great deal and I also picked up the dark dry shampoo to try and may I say that it is incredible. 
Nowadays I mainly use the heat protection mist on my hair extensions and on my hair before blow drying it, it is great on hair extensions and helps keep them in good condition so they last longer. The scent of the spray is what I love the most, it smells like all the other Lee Stafford products, quite masculine but not too masculine and once settled it leaves my hair smelling so sweet. When you spray the mist it doesn't drizzle out it gives a huge spray that's light so it can cover a large amount of hair and you don't really need to use much.

You can pick up the mist from most Boot's stores and also on the Boot's website where you can also purchase all the rest of the Lee Stafford products. I would highly recommend the volume shampoo and the hairspray too if you want big hair, they work so well together and give a lot of volume. 

Monday, 10 December 2012

My favourite red lip combination for the Christmas season

I have been searching for the perfect red lip colour for so long now and I think I may have found it. I am always cautious about red lipstick as some can give the look of a clown and some shades can look very tarty and cheap too. I did use to have a red lipstick that suited me so well but it was out of a make-up kit I had and I threw it away. I saw the matte lipsticks that Kate Moss brought out for rimmel months ago and had my eye on this red then but I wasn't too sure of it, the reviews where good and the pictures I saw of people with it on looked great but I just still wasn't 100% sure, then I saw Zoella wearing it in one of her youtube videos and it looked amazing on her. Every time I went into boots I swatched it and went to buy it but didn't end up purchasing it then Saturday I saw boots had 3 for 2 on again so I just thought what the hell why not try it so I picked up the red in number 107. I tried the lipstick on once I got home and it applies so nicely, it is matte but not too matte that it looks really dry and doesn't dry out the lips either, I would recommend applying a lip liner on with it though as it does look so much better with one, I purchased one from rimmel which I will talk about in a moment. On it's own the lipstick looks very striking, well on my lips anyway, it will look slightly different on everyone depending on your natural lip colour. I honestly wasn't keen on it without using my lip liner underneath it was too bold for me.

This is the lip liner I picked up to wear with the lipstick, I loved this lip liner as soon as I saw Sammi a.k.a beauty crush wearing it in one of her youtube videos and I knew I had to have it. The lip liner is 063 black tulip and it's by rimmel too. This is a very 'black cherry' shade which I love. This applies very softly and is a lot creamier than any other lip liner I have used, it is so easy to apply. On it's own it gives a nice matte dark deep red finish, it can be worn on it's own or with the lipstick over, I just put a thin layer of the lipstick over and it gives a perfect red lip which is dark and doesn't look OTT it looks so classy and is perfect for over the Christmas period and the rest of the winter months. 

I think this colour anyone could pull off whether you are pale, tanned or darker. It does look slightly different under certain lighting on photo's but really there isn't much of a difference just maybe slightly darker looking in some lights to others. 

I had both of these products from my local boots which have 3 for 2 on at the moment but you can get them from anywhere that stocks rimmel such as superdrug, supermarkets or even online.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Yankee Candle: Christmas Cupcake

I am a very very big fan of Yankee Candle's so when I was told that there was 25% off the Christmas Yankee Candles in my local Smart Idea's cards and gifts store I had to get there quick!. I had a sniff of most of the Christmas candles that where there but none really took my fancy, then I noticed the Christmas cupcake one's and I knew I'd love these because I love the vanilla cupcake candles. I gave them a sniff and was in love. They smell very similar to the vanilla cupcake but there is something a little different about the Christmas cupcake but I can't quite put my finger on what it might be. I had a look at what was to offer and I was stuck between getting the samplers pictured above or the tarts, I heard that the tarts last longer but I haven't got an oil burner and couldn't find one I liked so decided to get a few of the samplers. I then thought I have no candle holders so I had a look around smart ideas and my boyfriend pointed out the lovely candle holder which is pictured above, I thought it was so cute and simple and knew that I had to have it. The samplers cost £1.35 each and the Yankee Candle holder was £2.95. I was so pleased and may even got back for more, I think I'm getting a candle addiction they smell so good, I will definitely be lighting these nearer to Christmas day.