Friday, 28 December 2012

What I Got For Christmas!

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would show you my 'Top 5' gifts that I received this Christmas. I was going to do a big Christmas Haul showing everything but I figured that would be far too long and probably quite boring. So I thought featuring my main gifts plus a few of my favourites would be a little more interesting for you guys. I was really excited to do this and I hope nobody takes it the wrong way. I am very grateful and happy with everything that I received. I'm posting this because I personally think it's fun to see what other people get for Christmas and I really don't want it to come across as bragging. Disclaimer over, now let's get started..

iPad mini
Okay, so this was my big present from my parents. I didn't really ask for anything so my dad said he would get me a surprise. Ahh I LOVE it! It can literally do anything and it has basically been my life for the past few days. The first thing that I noticed is that it is incredibly lightweight, it actually feels lighter than my iPhone, it must have something to do with the new charger. This is honestly one of the most amazing gifts I have ever gotten and I would highly recommend it to anyone on the hunt for a tablet.    

UGG Australia Classic Short Black Boots
I have wanted a pair of real Uggs for years now. I don't know how many pairs of the cheap ones I have gone through. They would last a few weeks before the sole and/or the heel would become worn down and tear. So I would end up having to buy multiple pairs each winter. Now it is a completely different story. It's like walking on clouds! I am very impressed by how soft, cosy and high quality these boots are. I can tell that I am going to get years and years of wear out of them. I actually find myself looking forward to the chilly days when I can wear them (sad, I know).

bareMinerals Customizable 8-Piece Starter Kit
In mid December my mum got me a consultation at the Bare Minerals Counter. I picked out this Starter Kit which I wasn't allowed to open until Christmas. The lady matched me with the Matte Foundation in the shade C10 Fair and popped it into the kit. The kit includes the Foundation of your choice, the Original Mineral Veil Setting Powder, the Warmth All-Over Bronzer, a Full Flawless Face Brush, a Flawless Application Face Brush, a Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush, a Prime Time Foundation Primer plus a Get Started Leaflet and DVD. I tried the products out on Christmas Day and so far I am loving it.

Sephora Goodies
My Aunt from France came over and brought me a bunch of Sephora goodies. It was really exciting because we don't have Sephora in the UK. The first thing was this Sephora Eye Makeup Kit labelled as 'The essentials for a hypnotizing look'. It comes with an Ultra Black Outrageous Volume Mascara, a Silver Glitter Liquid Eyeliner and a Black Eyeliner Pencil. She said it was a best seller back in France so I am really excited to try this kit out, especially the mascara! She also picked me out a set of Sephora nail files and a gorgeous Sephora nail polish. This is such an amazing colour! It is one of the Sephora Collection Nail Polish & Top Coats in the shade Purple Jewelry. You can see the beautiful colours better in the first picture.

I also received money from various people. I will probably end up spending it soon. So if you guys would like to see a January Sales Haul please let me know in a comment bellow. 

Excuse my rambling again! If you got this far post a comment telling me your favourite gift that you received or if you have a post like this leave the link bellow because I would love to read it! 
Have a great weekend!♥
Lots of love,

Thursday, 27 December 2012

NOTD: Winter Wonderland!!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!♥
Today while painting my nails, I discovered this really pretty combination. I love it so much that I though I'd better quickly blog about it so here it goes. The colours some how remind me of a Winter Wonderland like the outside of Santa's Grotto. 

I used my Barry M Nail Paint in 317 Blue Moon and Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish in 500 Disco Ball along with my usual base and top coat. I applied two coats of Blue Moon which is a really pretty pale powdery blue. I then applied one coat of Disco Ball which is a stunning glitter polish made up of tiny silver glitters and larger blue and purple glitters.

Let me know what you think about this combination and what's on your nails right now. Also feel free to leave me any other questions or comments and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as I can ♥ 
Have a wonderful day!
Lots of love,

Monday, 24 December 2012

Winter 2012: Fashion Haul!

Hello everyone, Happy Christmas Eve!
Today I am going to be showing you all the clothing and accessories that I have purchased this season. This is definitely more of a collective haul and I have a feeling this is going to be quite a long post so let's get straight in to it..
Primark - £5
I have been wanting a peter pan collar for the longest time and I was even thinking about ordering one from Etsy. I certainly didn't expect to find one in Primark so I was over the moon when I saw this. It has really pretty pearl and diamante detailing and I think it looks so cute!

Primark -£10
Primark -£6
Next thing is this studded camouflage shirt from Primark. Studs and camouflage are everywhere this season so I had to pick it up. I got one of the black Guns 'n' Roses tops from Primark as well.

Primark -£12
I fell in love with these shorts as soon as I saw them. The American flag print is so cool and I just had to get them. I don't think I will get much wear out of them at this time of year but I could always wear them with tights or leggings.

Internacionale -£12.99
Next I went to Internacionale and picked up one of their skater skirts in this lovely plum colour.
Internatcionale -£14.99
Then I got this thick knit jumper. It is so warm and cosy and I really like how versatile the tan colour is. 

Internacionale -£22.99
I also picked up this black blazer with three quarter length sleeves. I really like the design of the sleeves because it makes it more casual. I think it really adds something to an outfit.

After that, I popped into Hollister and found this light waterproof jacket. It is really handy to keep something like this in your bag incase you get caught in the rain.

Hollister -£15.90
Hollister -£15.90
While I was there I saw they had an amazing sale on. I got this really cute blue checked shirt that was reduced from £40 to only £15.90. I also got this basic white boyfriend cardigan. I actually really needed a white cardigan and this was als £15.90. I think they were both such an amazing deals because they were about the same price as places like H&M.

New Look -£12.99
Then I picked up this small, cross body, satchel bag from New Look. It will make a great weekend bag for days when I don't need to carry a lot. I love the design and colours. I think it is gorgeous and so vintage looking. 

Tesco -£2.50
I think these are just the coolest thing ever. They look like regular gloves but as you can see the thumb and index finger are grey at the tip. This is because they are made of a special material that works perfectly on touchscreens. Anyone with a touchscreen phone will know the dilemma you need to go through everyday in the winter when you try to use your phone with regular gloves on. These were only £2.50 in Tesco and they also came in black.

Primark -£2
Next I got this cute bobble hat from Primark. It is a really nice burgundy colour with sparkly pinkish specks through it. 

H&M -£7.99
Tartan scarves have been everywhere this season so I picked up this cute red one from H&M. It is super soft and cozy and they had them in loads of colours. So I would really recommend H&M if you're looking for a tartan scarf.

Topshop -£1.50 & £2.50
I LOVE Topshop jewellery and I was so happy to find two gorgeous sets of earrings in their amazing sale. The first is a pair of 'fake stretcher' spike earrings. I'm not usually a massive fan of stretchers but I think these are so edgy and just look really cool. They were reduced from £7.50 to only £1.50! The second set has three different gold ear cuffs. I don't know how well you can see them but there is one is in the shape of a love heart, one has a pearl dangling from it and the last one is a triple cuff. These were also reduced from  £7.50 but to £2.50.

Internacionale -£2.99 (each) 
Last but not least, are these two sets of bracelets. The first is a really pretty single bracelet made up of multicoloured crosses linked together. The second is a two pack of rose gold spiked bracelets. Spikes in general have been really on trend this season and I have seen loads of people with gold spiked bracelets. This was the first time I had seen rose gold spikes so I was really excited to pick this up.

Sorry for my rambling but if you got this far please leave me a comment bellow telling me your favourite thing from the haul or anything you have purchased recently. Also feel free to leave me any other questions or comments and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as I can ♥ 
Finally, I want to wish all you lovely people a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day spent with your loved ones and I hope Santa is good to you!
Lots of love,

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas Under £20!!

Hello again!♥ 
Today I have created a (rather late) christmas gift guide. It is mainly aimed at girls but some of the things could be unisex. Everything I have included is £20 or less so hopefully it will give you a few last minute gift or stocking filler ideas for someone special. 

1. Cute Mugs
Let's be honest, you can't really go wrong with mugs because everybody uses them. This moustache one is from Urban Outfitters. They have loads of funny and adorable mugs at £9 each or 2 for £15.

2. Nail Polish Set
Topshop do some really nice sets of 3 mini nail polishes. These are £13 a set and the nail polishes are such good quality.

3. 2013 Calendar
You can get a calendar of just about anything these days from cats to celebrities to TV shows, you name it. I think a calendar of someone's favourite thing would make a really thoughtful gift. I choose the One Direction one as an example which you can get at HMV for a fiver.

4. Liz Earle Limited Edition Cleanse & Polish Kit
I am sure any girl that is in to beauty would be over the moon to get this set. The kit comes in a festive container with a 150ml bottle of the cleanser and 2 muslin cloths. It retails at £19.75 in John Lewis.

5. LUSH Lip Scrub
Chapped lips are a problem for all of us at this time of year so I think any girl would appreciate one of these lip scrubs. This one is in the popcorn flavour and is available at LUSH stores for £5.25.

6. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck EDP Gift Set
This would be the perfect gift for any Taylor Swift fan. It comes with a full sized 30ml perfume, a mini 5ml for your handbag and a 50ml scented body lotion. All for only £20 at Boots! The scent is so gorgeous that I am actually asking for one myself, tehe!

Have fun with your last minute shopping and I hope this gave you some inspiration! Feel free to leave me any questions or comments down bellow and I will get back to you as soon as I can ♥ 
Have yourself a merry little Christmas!!

Lots of love,

Friday, 21 December 2012

Winter 2012: Nail Polish Favourites!

How are you all? I'm really sorry I have been absent over the past month or so but I am glad to be back and I can guarantee you will be hearing a lot more from me over the next couple of weeks.
Anywho, today I am going to be sharing my 'must have' nail polishes for this season. I was thinking about doing a christmassy nail art tutorial using some of these colours too so you guys can let me know down bellow if you would like to see that. So in no particular order here they are..

17 Magnetized Nail Polish in Teal

These magnetic nail polishes have been really popular since they were released last year. I was never the biggest fan of shatter polishes but I am in love with the magnetic effect. I think this shade in particular is great for this time of year.

Accessorize Nail Polish in Pink Spice
In my mind this nail polish just screams christmas! It has an amazing holographic effect that makes the colour change depending on what angle the light is hitting it at. It was quite difficult to capture on camera but it goes from a deep shimmery red to a gorgeous bronzey colour.

Revlon Charlie Nail Enamel in Essence

A basic gold nail polish is essential for this time of year. There's not much to say but it's festive and incredibly pretty.

Models Own Headkandi Nail Polish in Ibiza Mix

For some reason this nail polish reminds me of fireworks. I think it would be perfect for something like a New Year's Eve Party. As it is a glitter nail polish it wouldn't be opaque on its own so I have swatched it on top of a plain black nail polish to show the full effect.

Barry M Nail Paint in Dusy Mauve

This is another interesting one. From a far it looks like a dusky brownish grey but up close you can see it actually has a pretty purple shimmer to it.

Here they are all together..

Let me know what your favourite nail polishes are  for this time of year in a comment bellow. Also feel free to leave me any questions and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as I can ♥ 

That's all folks, thanks for reading! ;) 
Lots of love, 

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