Friday, 28 December 2012

New Years Eve

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and ate lots and had a generally great time with all of the festivities. 

Although I love Christmas this 'limbo period' between Christmas and New Year is always a little boring (although I'm working a few days in the Nursing Home; so it's not all slobbing around eating the last of the quality streets and watching trashy TV for me).

I always go to Newquay for New Years Eve and everyone dresses up in fancy dress. I used to think everyone did fancy dress for New Year until recently when I found out that quite a lot of people wear really nice ball gowns or party frocks!

Therefore this is always a time when I need to plan my costume, although in reality it is a panic buy at about 4pm on New Years Eve and I end up going as something terrible.

This year we have decided upon an 'Army Girl' theme, so that should be fairly easy (I hope!) with lots of camo, green, brown and black. I won't be wearing combat pants however. I'm thinking more along the lines of this. 

What do you think? 

Here are some of my previous costumes! Be warned I do not look great in these!

'Greek Goddess'

'Cave Woman'

I also dressed up as 'Wonderwoman' one year, however I could not find a picture where I looked even remotely ok. Think Summer Roberts in the OC but a lot less graceful!

What are your plans for New Years Eve?
Do you have any dodgy fancy dress pictures?

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Tag

What's your favourite thing about Christmas?

Eating lots of delicious food, giving people presents and watching all of the specials on TV. I also love that everyone celebrates it so I enjoy it more than my birthday!

What's your favourite makeup look for the season?

Red lipstick and glitter!

Real tree or fake tree?

Real but we always have a fake one in our house. I love the big ones that you see in shopping centres and towns which are covered in beautiful lights. I really want to go and see the massive one in New York that is always in movies.

Giving presents or receiving them?
Giving them! I like receiving them as well though! Who doesn't?

Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?
In the morning. I did used to open one on Christmas eve when I was little too. I have no patience! 

Handmade Christmas cards or bought?

Handmade, but as I am not very creative I buy my cards. I do try to buy the charity ones though.

What's your favourite Christmas film?

Elf. "Buddy the elf whats your favourite colour?"

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Warm Cinnamon Nights

I love trying new bath and shower products especially when it is winter and you can have a nice hot bath. 

So when I saw the Limited Edition treaclemoon Warm Cinnamon Nights bath and shower gel, I was so excited to try it.
It smells like Christmas in liquid form... sort of sweet but with a Cinnamon smell to. It's not overpowering or anything, although I love Cinnamon scented things sometimes they are a little strong for me, but this is perfect and smells lovely.
The colour is beautiful (my picture doesn't do it justice really) and it is a nice creamy product which leaves the skin smelling and feeling amazing!

Unfortunaltly I think this is only limited edition ... sob! So I will have to make the most of it whilst it is still available.

If you haven't tried anything buy treaclemoon before I would suggest you do because I'm a huge fan. Not only are the products really good value but they are also not tested on animals which is great!
I know they sell it in Tesco and on their website but i'm not sure if you can buy it anywhere else yet not not.

Do you like Cinnamon Scented Products?

Monday, 17 December 2012

Maybelline FIT me!

I saw this in Superdrug and liked the look of it to be honest with you. It is in Classic Ivory for my super pale skin! It applied really easily and doesn't leave any powdery bits like some pressed powders I have tried in the past! It was £5.99.

Inside is a little mirror and a round circle puff thing that you can apply it with on the go, but I prefer using a proper brush for a lighter application. 

I don't know if this is new or not, but I have never seen it before! I really like using it and I think it will now become something that I repurchase when I run out because it really works for my skin.

Update: Just a little update on the serum that I got from Superdrug and blogged about a couple of posts ago- well it brought me out in a lovely burny rash all over my face! I was definitely not impressed with that at all, especially as it is being advertised as being hypo-allergenic and dermatological tested and all that jazz! So I won't be buying that again :( 
Although saying that just because that happened to me it doesn't mean that it will effect you skin in that way.

Sunday, 16 December 2012


As it is almost Christmas I have been loving all of the red and sparkly things that have been cropping up. 
Although I do wear red nails at other times of the year, I feel that they are especially appropriate at Christmas time. 

I have used the Bourjois So Laque! Polish in Rouge escarpin. Then over the top I painted on a layer of beauty UK 'Posh Polish' which I got from Superdrug for £3.99. It is so sparkly and applies really easily. The glitter bits in it are all red but not overally shiny and sparky, just enough to catch the light every now and again and make my nails looks festive!

I really wish I could do some nail art like little snowmen or reindeer, but unfortunately I am so very uncreative that anything I draw looks like a splodge! Therefore I feel glitter nails are the way forward for the less arty among us!

Sorry about the bad lighting!


What nail polish are you going to be wearing this Christmas?

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Bad Santa

It's nearly Christmas! Which means... dun dun dun... Christmas Shopping!

I thought that I would put together a little Mens Gift Guide, so here is a little inspiration for all the men in your life!

 Mens Gift Guide 2012





1) Jon Richardson 'Funny Magnet' DVD- £12.99 (Amazon).

2)  Nikko Radio Controlled Vaporizr (Green)- £44.00 (Amazon).

3) Oud & Bergamot Cologne £95/100ml from Jo Malone (

4) Superdry Highlander Scarf £34.99 (Superdry).

5) Aesop Soar Gift Set - £55 (

6) New Balance 30th Anniversary Trainer - £160 (