Monday, 22 December 2014

LUSH Cosmetics | The Christmas Penguin

It's almost Christmas! And what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to have a festive bath. I already used my Melting Snowman earlier this month and I've been waiting to use my Christmas Penguin. Apart from being super cute this Penguin smells AMAZING. All christmassy with a hint of lemons. I crumbled this little guy under running water and it slowly turned my water blue and bubbly, and filled my bathroom with the most delicious scent. It made for the perfect festive night pamper, this guy was definetely my favourite out of the three I bought! Super cute and left my skin smelling amazing. What's your festive LUSH favourites?

A, ♥

Friday, 19 December 2014

Things I Want #67 | The Beauty Edit

I know exactly what I'll be buying with my Christmas money this year. All those things that I've been wanting all year round will finally be mine when me and my boyfriend go sale shopping after Christmas! From the ridiculously cheap Make-up Revolution palette in the most beautiful shades.. just look! All the colours I wear with the most beautiful name! Another palette I have been desperate for all year is the Naked 3 Palette.. all the most wonderful colours, probably the palette of my dreams. Sleek Blush by three palette's have been on my list for ever. I love blushes and I want them all! I like the look of Pink Lemonade. The Soap & Glory gift set is on my Christmas list every year, I just love it. It lasts for ages and is probably one of my favourite gifts I receive! Finger crossed it's under the tree for me this year too! Marc Jacobs is my favourite perfume brand and I adore all the scents.. my boyfriend bought me the loveliest Honey last year and this year I would love Lola or Dot, but I'm tempted to buy them myself soon. I feel like some new perfumes! Saving the best until last, the LUSH legends. 27 of the most popular LUSH products! From Bath bombs to lip scrubs it has it all and I would LOVE it! I'm new to Lush and this would be the perfect gift! Buy it for me please? ;)

What beauty items are you desperate for? I think I would love the Soap & Glory gift set most!

A, ♥

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Christmas Tag

I can't believe this time next week we'll have already opened all the presents, probably watching the Christmassy films on tv and will be tucking in Christmas dinner as we speak! I do love Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of year. Two glorious weeks of Christmas and New Year and I love everything that comes with it. The giving and receiving of gifts, the Christmas day feast of turkey and all the trimmings and just having a perfect day spent with loved ones.

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1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
I love all the classics. Home Alone, Jingle all the Way, Santa Clause, Jack Frost.. you can't beat the 90's classics. I adore Love Actually too and it's probably one of my favourites. I've already watched Home Alone like a million times this month because my Mum's always watching it! It's a family favourite.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
When I was little we always use to open a present each on Christmas Eve night but now we're older, we wait until Christmas morning! I love getting up, making a cup of tea and then we each take it in turns opening the presents! We always buy my Cats some treats too, so I help them to open their presents too!

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Ooooh, this is a hard one! I have so many Christmas memories. I think besides having a lovely time with my family each year, my favourite memory has to be mine and my boyfriend's first Christmas. It was so special and perfect, I don't think anything else could compare.

4. Favourite festive food?
I love all the Christmas foods! Turkey, roast potatoes, my favourite yorkshire puddings, and I do love stuffing too! It wouldn't be Christmas Dinner without Brussels Sprouts and all the veg drenched in gravy! Mmm.

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
Out of all the years I have received amazing gifts, I'm torn between two. A few years ago, my boyfriend bought me the most amazing Locket. It was such a lovely and thoughtful gift and it even had a picture of me and him inside. As it was our first Christmas together too, it was pretty special and it still is now, I wear it everyday and it's very sentimental and precious. My second gift is the amazing Turtle adoption my Mum and Dad surprised me with a couple years ago. It was so unexpected and such a lovely present, I loved going to visit him! I do love my Ernie the Turtle ♥ 
If I answered this when I was little, it would probably be my amazing Doctor Who themed Christmas I had. I was obsessed and everything I got was Doctor Who! From a board game to a remote control Dalek! 

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
The smells of Christmas dinner cooking! The smell that wafts through the house all day.. and it's such a joyous moment when everyone comes to the table and we enjoy the delicious feast!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
At my house, it's the Christmas Eve buffet. My Mum always puts on a spread of the best foods and we sit for most of the evening stuffing our faces and watching Christmas Eve TV! The best start to all the festivities!

8. What tops your tree?
My family tree has a silver star that really has seen better days. It's falling apart! 
Me and my boyfriend have our own tree in my room that we decorate every year and it's honestly one of my favourite things about Christmas. Decorating our tree together and then putting all our presents under there ready for Christmas Day! For the fourth year running we've got our home made angel, that me and my boyfriend made. I love her and she completes our tree 

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
A puppy! I begged my parents for a Labrador puppy but I never got one. I really wanted a puppy of my own and I always asked every year. I also really wanted my own phone for my bedroom when I was little to talk to all my friends. *Whishes hair because I was such a popular child*  Right now, I'm desperate for a Beagle puppy.. I've been thinking about it alot and I really want one!

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
I love the whole day. From waking up early to open the presents, the quality time around the table. After dinner we always watch a Christmassy film and just have a jolly good day. It's always stress free day with no arguments and everyone is really happy. Especially in the evening when we think back on our perfect day 

A, ♥