Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas 2016!

25th December only means one thing... ITS CHRISTMAS!
The one day that pretty much everyone has been counting down to is finally here!

I'm not going to do a normal post that I would usually have for you as I know you will most probably be a little busy with your own family as will I. I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful day with your family today or maybe even boxing day.

All will be back to normal next week and I will have my 2016 summary for you with some of my favourite highlights from the year.

I hope you all have a lovely day and see you next week!

Chloe x

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Things to Do: Christmas Edition

Only 1 more week until Christmas Day and I have reached my 100th post! 
Wondering how to pass the time? I gathered a few ideas to that everyone can do.

Christmas Markets
Almost every city has their own form of a Christmas market. Some will have lots of stalls, others with an ice rink and some even have fun little rides and games to keep the kids (and sometimes even the adults) entertained. I find that there is something quite special about walking round the markets with the smell of food around and looking at all the quirky gifts with a lovely hot chocolate to keep warm

Festive Baking
It has become a tradition in my family to make our own sausage rolls. We do cheat a little as we buy the just roll pastry to save time, but they taste amazing! They are the best when they have just come out of the oven and are lovely and warm. However, you do not have to make sausage rolls. I often make cookies as a little treat for people to have when they come and visit. I'm hoping to make some Christmas themed sugar cookies this coming week with a few festive designs.

Christmas Decorations
One of the easiest things to do would be to make some decorations. These can be put around the house or simply just for your bedroom to help you feel in the festive spirit. One year, I make snowflakes from paper and decorated the window with them. There are endless creations that can be made!

These are just a few ideas to help the days pass by and I hope they've been helpful if you were looking for something to do.

What have you done to help you get into the festive spirit?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Christmas Wish List 2016

I can't quite believe that this time in 2 weeks, it will be Christmas day! I find that the older I get, the less I am after/ask for. However I managed to make a little list of the things I'd like to open.

I feel like this year, Makeup Geek products have become more popular and have been given a good and thorough test. I have picked out a few shades which are Grandstand, Shimma Shimma and In The Spotlight. I chose a couple from the foiled range and then a few from the standard shadow range. I have also asked for one of their palettes so that the shadows are together and I can create my own little palette.
I know this is a bit of a pointless one but there's always something on ASOS that will hang around in your saved list for a while but you always seem to put off buying it. I thought that by having the voucher, it makes it more of a present and gives me an excuse to buy some of those items that have been catching my eye every time I go to the site.

As I am going to London for my birthday, I wanted to go and see a show. At the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is on. This was on the first films I remember watching the whole way through on Christmas night so I am really looking forward to going and having the tickets as part of my Christmas present.

I hope that this may have given you some ideas for your list or as a gift for someone else.

What's on your list this year?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Countdown to Christmas: Advent Calendars 2016

Seeing as pretty much everyone os on the countdown to Christmas, I thought I would try and link in a post. There seems to be an advent calendars that caters for everyone. Whether is makeup related, chocolate, skincare or even if its for your pet. Iv'e decided to gather a few different calendars that I wouldn't mind having.

This is definitely on the price side as it retails at £150! There are 12 products inside which include a fair amount of her bestselling products. I normally prefer to have my calendar to take me right the way through December but I think you are able to get a good variety of products to try for the money before buying the full sized product.

Sticking with the theme of beauty, I saw this NYX calendar for £60 and instantly wanted to buy it! There are a wide range of colours included in the calendar for both lip cremes and eye shadows. It allows you to experiment with different colours and have shades that you wouldn't necessarily choose.

If this isn't the advent calendar of dreams that I can't really picture what is?! There is so much of a variety from fragrance to skincare to makeup which is basically a beauty lovers dream! The products come in little miniature sizes for you to try. I really love the concept of trying different products from different brands yet all being from the same calendar.

If like me, you're wanting to take a more traditional chocolate calendar, I would highly recommend to Dairy milk. The quality is so much better than some of the similar priced calendars. I'm really enjoying my calendar so far but one of the major downfalls is that it doesn't have a door/chocolate for Christmas day (which is what I like to see).

What type of advent calendar do you have?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x