Monday, December 31, 2012

What I got for Christmas 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa bought you all you hoped for. I had a very quiet and relaxing Christmas I have watched tons of telly and visited lots family and friends, I have also been very spoilt when it comes to my Christmas gifts this year getting lots of what I asked for and a few surprises along the way. I thought I would share them with you.

Possibly the best mug ever!

More Real technique brushes to add to my collection

 Can't wait to try out some of Pauls recipes

My Favourite perfume :)

This Picture is handmade by My Mom and Framed by my Dad 
I made on for my best friend too (of her not me!)

What lovely things did you get for Christmas?
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ultimate Wish List

There are some presents I would really love but nobody could afford to buy me. An ultimate Christmas present wish list if you will.

1. Mini Cooper

 2. Mac Book

3.Holiday to New York

4. Mulberry Handbag

5. iPhone 5

6. Big Fat Diamond Earrings

7. Ugg boots

8. Mini iPad ( just because)

9. Jo Malone Shopping Spree

10. Channel Make-up lots of it!!!!

What would be on your ultimate Christmas list?
Thanks for Stoppng By xxx

Christmas A Little Different!

I wanted to share with you what my Christmas was like and how this year it will be a little different. 
 For as long as I can remember Christmas has gone like this....
Christmas Eve is spent travelling to friends houses to drop off and collect presents to have a drink and a little review the year we would visit my Dads friends Kev and Di and there son Lee first and then Neil and Karren and their kids. After the Little catch up we would he'd over to my Aunite Kath and Uncle Jeff's to finish the night off in style with a festive Buffet and lots of drinkies My Grandparents would come and so would my other Uncle and all us kids would be there playing with Lego and Kerplunk while the adults play Trivial Pursuit as we have all grown up there have been a few extra people added boyfriends and spouses and now we all play Trivial Pursuit. Then with cars packed full of presents we go off home usually in the early hours of the morning. As kids before we were put to bed we set out our glass of milk and mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for Rudolf we were tucked in and told to wait for Santa. Which is what we did (what I still do!!!) In the morning we gather in the living room with a fully stocked Christmas tree and open presents one by one watching what everyone else gets, now I look at everyone's face to see if the like the gift I have lovingly bought and wrapped for them.

 Once all the presents are unwrapped Mum would start the Lunch while we play with out new Toys now me and my sister help out and ease her stress. We sit down around 1-2pm and stuff our self silly the veg out in front of a movie in the afternoon. around 6pm we would get our party frocks on (often made for us by Gran when we were little) and Head over with the rest of the family (like Christmas Eve) to my Grandparents house for more food party games toy comparisons and Trees presents!!

Boxing Day was probably my favorite day My grandparents and Uncle Neil Cousin Lily and his (then) wife would all come for our second Christmas lunch but this one is a 3 course beast of a lunch. We would all sit on a massive table pull crackers and chat as families do right up until the evening where my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins would come over for a family fest for a third Time in a row.

I used to love this type of Christmas I love spending time with my family but as we have grown up and our family has gotten bigger things are bound to change, and now that Christmas is totally unrecognizable  It' only after sitting here (having my hair done in the hairdressers) that I realize how crazy mad that was, and now we have new families new traditions must evolve.
Two years ago my Gramp died changing Christmas as I knew it forever and this year it changes again as it will be our first without my Gran who died in June it has changed so much our family will only be seeing each other this Sunday for a meal and then we are on our own we will be doing a very small Christmas Day at Mom and Dads with My Sister and her Husband and My Brother for lunch and then on the evening we will be going to My Sisters House as she lives just up the road where my brothers Girlfriend will join us along with my Sisters In Laws. Boxing day we all go down the pub now and usually finish back at Mom and Dads for cold turkey and chips.

Do you have any Family traditions? What is Christmas like for you?

Thanks for Stopping By xxx

Friday, December 07, 2012

Christmas Tag

I just got tagged by Jennie at Sailboat to do This Christmas Tag and just like her I love tags and as Christmas has to be my favorite time of year I really wanted to give it a go.

1. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
It has to be spending time with my Family, not that we don't do that throughout the year but I think it's that little bit more special at Christmas. We eat together play games and get drunk what more can you ask for. Everyone is more relaxed and not rushed too plus it really is the only time of year where nobody has to go to work, so that helps I'm sure

2. What is your favorite make up look for the festive season?
I like a dramatic Eye black and gold perhaps Half Baked from the Naked Palette and Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye liner in Onyx finished with They're real Mascara from Benefit and a touch of Blusher in shade Rose Blush fro Chanel I don't ever wear anything on my lips i'm not sure why 

3. Real or fake tree?
Fake, I have never had a real tree and I don't think I ever will. In fact the tree I have at the moment is Black and I really love it When I was little we had a massive bushy one that we affectionately named the Bog brush tree as the branches look like toilet brushes. My Dad won't throw it away they haven't used it for years but it's still in the loft!

My Tree Last Year

4. Giving or receiving presents?
I love to receive present who doesn't, But I  get the most pleasure out of seeing my family and friends open the presents I lovingly bought and wrapped and sometimes made for them. I think that's the best part.

Some of Last Years Presents that I sent
5. Do you open your presents in the morning or evening?
Morning just because we wouldn't be able to sit there and just look at them. We still do it all together as a family and them we spend the rest of the day playing with our toys etc so much fun.

Me and my Dad

6. Handmade or bought Christmas cards?
Well due to the nature of my job (I work in the Family Printing and craft shop) making cards is my only option people are disappointed if i don't send them a hand made card. But i do love it in the past I would make everyone a individual card now I do a couple of different batches It gets a little difficult to think of so many ideas so i try to go a little easy on myself.

Some of the Cards I have made In recent Years

7. What is your favorite Christmas film?
This is a bit like asking 'What's your favorite Disney film?' it's almost impossible to say but if your pushing me I would have to say Nativity it makes me laugh out loud I can't wait to do to the cinema to see the second one and that one had David Tennant in it extra bonus!!!

8. What is your favorite Christmas food?
There is no one thing I love it all and I indulge in it all to why not it's only once a year you have to let go and enjoy the chocolates, mince pies, Ice cream Christmas pudding, turkey everything!

Some Pictures Taken From Pinterest

 Please share them with me in the comments 
I would love to see what your Christmas is like compared to mine.

Thanks For Stopping By xxx

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Best Advent Ever!!

I love Christmas and nothing amps up the anticipation quite like an Advent Calender so as usual this year I had my chocolate Christmas tree advent filled with lovely Cadburys heroes.

There are quite a few Beauty advent calenders around this year, and I have never seen them before is it a new thing?  I really fancied one and as money is a little tight due to all the present buying at the moment I decided to pick one of the lower priced ones and went for The Ciate Mini Mani Month also because I love nail varnish and Ciate is one of the brand I really like.
The Blurb on the back of the box is as follows.
"Every girl's calender can now be filled with a daily dose of delectable mini nail treats, as behind each door lies a very colourful surprise. Gorgeously packaged with twenty of our best selling mini paint pots and four mini Caviar blends, this is perfectly designed and sure to be loved by every nail enthusiast out there."
There are also  3 exclusive shades only available with this gift set. How cool!

These are the first days and I have to say I'm already impressed.
Cupcake Queen

Dangerous Affair


Caviar Pearl - Prom Queen


Thanks for Stopping By xxx

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Christmas Wish List 2012

Hey, Everyone feeling Chrismassy yet? I am big time and I'm doing very well with my shopping I'm also being very good this year in not buying myself loads of stuff I'm putting it in my wish list and I thought I would share a few of the bit with you Lovely people :)

Christmas wish list 2012

7) Paul Hollywood's How to Bake   8) Bracelet   9) Adele Live at Albert Hall                                                          10) Peter Pan (to add to my Disney collection)

What's on your Wish List?
Thanks for Stopping By xxx

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yankee Candle Crazy

As the post title may suggest I have gone Yankee Candle Crazt recently and thought I would share with you what I have bought in a mammoth shopping spree on their website 

Wax Tarts £1.20

Samplers £1.75 a perfect way to try them out
Left to Right 

Do you like Yankee Candle? What is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by xxx