Look Incredible Beauty Box – December 2016! (Blogmas, Day 17)

Hi my lovelies,

For today’s post, it’s back to one of my regular monthly posts – my Look Incredible unboxing for December! Last month’s box was really good, so December really had to step up its game to beat November! I’m still using the Fresh Lip treatment nightly!

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First up, If you  don’t know about Look Incredible, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that for £18.99 (now plus £2.50 postage), promises to deliver you five full sized beauty products every month. They’ve had the likes of Tarte, Bare Minerals, Smashbox, Stila and Nars in previous boxes, and are pretty makeup heavy instead of more skincare items, so If you want to try some new makeup without paying the full price, this one is for you!

Interested? Find out more at lookincredible.co.uk/products/beautybox

Want to see what was in previous boxes? Here are NovemberSeptember, and  August‘s   boxes!

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I’m actually quite impressed with this month’s box apart from one product that’s a strange shade for me, but I’ll forgive Look Incredible that as we don’t fill in a survey to match products for us. I’m super impressed with the lip products most of all! I’ve also noticed Look Incredible are tending to repeat brands in these boxes quite often – a coincidence?

So what was in store for December?

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Lush Mini Product Reviews! (Blogmas, Day 16 )

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For today’s post, I’m reviewing my new purchases from Lush! I’m a huge fan of Lush, and I picked up a good few things the last time I was there, a lot of which I haven’t used before. It’s not really Christmassy, but some of this is from their Christmas collection, so I thought I’d slip this in there for something a bit different! If you saw my Manchester Haul, you’ll know what I bought, but here I’m being a little more in depth!

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Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar Unboxing Days 13, 14 & 15! (Blogmas, Day 15)

Hi my lovelies,

I’m over halfway done with unboxing my advent calendar this year! Now if you’ve been following my Blogmas posts, you’ll have seen the amazing goodies I’ve got so far from this calendar, if not, you can find all the advent calendar unboxings Right Here!

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Today I’m sharing days 13,14 and 15 in my calendar, and yet again there are some fab products in here and not one but two YSL fragrances!!

Onto the unboxing!

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Day 13: YSL Mon Paris Eau De Parfum

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Birchbox December 2016 Unboxing – My Last Box & Why I’m Cancelling! (Blogmas, day 14)

Hi My lovelies,

Today’s post is all about my final Birchbox of the year, and my last box for the time being! I’m cancelling after December’s box,  think new year, new start kind of thing. After getting Birchbox for a full year, I’ve come to the realisation that I’m never 100% impressed with the box, or there’s some sort of mistake or error, or there are products in there which are completely unsuitable for me. So I’m starting off January without my Birchbox subscription! Regardless, December’s box is actually pretty good and almost made me reconsider my decision to quit for now (apart from a problem I’ll address below), so let’s see what was inside!

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This month is Christmas themed, and Birchbox always bring out the best at this time of year which is why I’ve stuck it out for this box. The box is a strange design this month, pretty plain but opens up like a storage box, which could be handy to keep pens or makeup brushes in (although I like the drawer style boxes better!)

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So what was in my box this month?

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My Top 10 Christmas Movies! – Blogmas, day 13!)

Hi my lovelies,

Welcome back to Blogmas! We’re over half way through now – can you believe it’s less than two weeks until Christmas?

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I figured I’d go for something a bit more festive for today’s post, so I’m going to count down my favourite Christmas movies for you! I’ve loved watching Christmas films ever since I was little, and these are some of my absolute favourites! I’ll count down from 10 to 1, with my very favourite at the end!

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On with the countdown!

10: Jingle All The Way

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This movie is somewhat of a guilty pleasure for me. Whether it’s Arnie’s slightly wooden yet extremely comical acting, the scene with the parcel bomb, or the creepy guy that no one likes getting whacked with a thermos at the end, I love to watch this movie. It follows Arnold Schwarzenegger (right spelling first time, wow!) trying to get a sold out toy for his son the day before Christmas – it’s funny, memorable, and one that I watch without fail every year!

9:The Santa Clause

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A childhood favourite of mine – I have all of the Santa Clause movies on DVD and the box set comes out around this time every year for me to watch! Everyone’s seen Tim (The Tool Man Taylor!) Allen in his hilarious transformation into Santa by now, and it’s loads of family fun! Pretty much as cheesy as it gets but something I still enjoy watching.

8: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar Unboxing – Days 10, 11 & 12! (Blogmas, day 12)

Hi my lovelies,

Another advent unboxing, has it been three days already?? First of all I want to apologise for the lack of Blogmas posting yesterday – I had planned on it being my Look Incredible box unboxing but as I’m writing this post it hasn’t arrived yet so that one will be a little later in the month, and I’m that busy I didn’t have anything else prepared to post in its place! So let’s just forgive my infraction (I’m sure Santa will allow it) and carry on with today’s post as planned – on to the Advent Unboxing!

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So I’m sure by now you all know the drill with this – I’m unboxing my Selfridges Beauty advent calendar every three days for you guys, and keeping you updated with the goodies I have so far! If you haven’t yet, you can see my previous unboxings for  Days 1,2&3 Here4,5&6 Here and 7,8&9 Here.

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So what were in windows 10,11 and 12?

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The Lust List – December 2016! (Blogmas, Day 10)

Hi my lovelies,

I’m back with a Christmas edition of my Lust List this December! Let’s see what I’ve been lusting over this festive period, shall we? Christmas is a time for indulgence, so I have to admit some of these are definite luxury items that I wouldn’t be able to splurge on, but a girl can definitely dream!

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  • Tom Ford Lips and Boys Complete Collection

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When you think of luxury cosmetics, who doesn’t think of Tom Ford? This huge set of all 50 Lips and Boys lippies is the most luxurious makeup gift that I’ve probably ever seen and retails for a whopping £1500! (Which is over a month’s pay for me, wow!) Regardless, it’s super high quality and so lustworthy.

  • Diptyque Christmas Candles

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Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar Unboxing (Days 7,8,9) – Blogmas Day 9

Hi my lovelies,

I’m back again for Blogmas with another Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar unboxing! You all know the drill by now – I’m unboxing these every three days and sharing what I got with you guys! Are you enjoying this series so far? I’m loving opening my advent every day to see what new beauty goodies are in there!

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I’ll skip through all of the rigmaroll this time and get straight to the unboxings!

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If you haven’t checked them out yet, you can see Days 1,2&3 Here and Days 4,5&6 Here

So what products were in days 7,8&9??

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My Top 10 Favourite Christmas Songs! – (Blogmas, Day 8)

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Welcome back to Blogmas! If you’re anything like me, the festive season is your fave and you love blasting out all of those Christmas songs non stop, 24/7 over the entirety of December. (It’s what it’s for, is it not?)

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Today’s post is a countdown of my favourite Christmas songs to listen and sing along to (and make everyone else I know sick of) over the festive period! It was really hard to whittle it down to just 10 as I love so many Christmas themed songs! I’m counting down from 10-1 with my favourite at the end, so stay tuned!

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How I spent my Birthday + Manchester Haul! (Blogmas, Day 7)

Hi my lovelies!

I’m back with another blogmas post! I’m getting pretty good at this blogging every day malarky, even though it’s taken lots and lots of prep and post writing, brainstorming etc. Today’s post is all about how I spent my birthday last week, and what I bought while I was in Manchester!

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Okay, so every birthday for the past four or five years, I’ve taken the day off and gone to the christmas markets in Manchester, just me and my mum. It’s a tradition now! This year was no different and off we went bright and early to catch our train. It’s about 45 minutes into Manchester from where we live, but it’s worth the trip to do some serious shopping and have that ever so lovely mulled wine (or amaretto hot chocolate, yum!) before having some food!

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We always hit all the stalls, and manage to get lost every time trying to find our way to the town hall and Spinningfields and we stuck to the tradition this time but with a twist as we found our way there quite easily, but then couldn’t find our way back! Our time was mostly spent browsing the stalls and trying to keep warm – we didn’t get much from the markets, but my mum bought a beautiful silver ring at the Affleck’s pop up in the town hall (and I would have bought a dress if they had it in my size)

 

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