Friday, 30 December 2016

What I got for Christmas 2016



Hope everyone had a great Christmas and have exciting plans for New Years Eve, I am going to be spending it with friends this year which I am really excited about. I never get too excited about New Years, and I have always feel there is such huge excitement for 12 O'Clock and the there a huge come down as that is really it. 

I wanted to do another 'What I got for Christmas Post' as I love reading these myself and is always a great sneak peek into what people are really like I guess. I was very excited for Christmas this year and even did some baking which isn't very me but I made ginger bread Reindeer for friends and family, which I hope they all liked. 

So onto the pressies, I asked for the majority of my presents this year, as they are things that I wouldn't necessarily buy myself and certainly do not have the excess money to get them all. I did however get a few surprise presents that I was very excited about like my Louboutin Lip gloss which is just stunning. 

In the picture above you will see that I got a few items of clothing which were part of my surprises so a nice white shirt from French Connection for work, a sparkly glitter top from Topshop which I love as I have it in black and is so comfortable and lastly some tights from Wolford. I must say these are the best tights I have ever got - they are slightly pricey at £20 each by there are so worth the investment. They have a special elastic around the waist so they don't dig into your sides and give you that unpleasant pinched look which in my eyes is priceless. 


My Louboutin Lip Gloss - I never dreamed I would get one of these Lip Glosses but my amazing mum surprised me and I love it! It is one of those items I want to put on the side and just have on show. The detailing on the bottle is beautiful, and at the top of the lid has a tie for it to hang. 
I tried the product on my hand and is the best red lip product I have ever tried it is the same red you find on their shoes and the texture is thick and luxurious so I certainly a favourite now. 



Mariah Carey Collection in MAC - This packing firstly is just so Mariah Carey but is stunning and most probably is what made me want it even more just for the sparkles and the glitter. The highlighter product I don't want to touch to ruin the beautiful product but can't wait to try it as it looks very pigmented so I will be doing reviews of these. The eye shadow quad are a great combination of colours which will compliment the highlight. 


Look at all these beautiful colours!! I can not wait to start creating some new looks with this palette, I  have only had one palette from Urban Decay before so I am excited to have another as I love their products. If you guys have created any looks like this palette please do send me your links in the comments below I would love to see them. 


I got a couple of  Bobbi Brown products the first being Intensive Skin Supplement and the second the Skin nourish face mask. I already use the Bobbi Brown daily moisturiser and that made such a difference to my skin that I wanted to see what their other skin products were like. I will be sure to using these over the coming weeks and do a review once I have used them enough. 


This was also another surprise present the Victoria Beckham Eye Ink. I have not previously tried any of her makeup before so I am excited to give this one a go, as from first impressions the colour is very pigmented so I can imagine you don't need to use a lot of it. Second to that the packaging is just beautiful and very classy and certainly has her stamp on it. 


Yves Saint Laurent Primer is next up on the list and I haven't not used a primer in quite a few months now so I wanted to give a new primer a go and see how it goes. The primer is glittery in the bottle which I obviously love - You can never go wrong with some glitter. I tried a small amount on my hand and I could certainly feel the difference to  not having on my skin so am quite excited to try this out under my makeup. 


These Mac Strobe creams have not long been out and have seen them feature in a few Vlogs on YouTube so was interested to see what they were all about as they came in various colours. I have previously used there original highlighter strobe cream which I enjoyed so was excited to give these new colours a go as you can never have too much highlighter. 


A few refills from Clinique being the SPF25 City Block which is an essential in my routine, some more liquid face soap which I love and two new additions from the Pep start range of moisturiser and the eye cream. I previously worked for Clinique and love their products as I know how they are made so was excited to try this new range and see how they fair up. 

So that is all for what I got for xmas this year - I hope you enjoyed reading and would love to see your posts so please do leave them below and hope you all have a great New Years Eve. 


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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Fitness: How I stay healthy over the festive period



The festive period is always the hardest time to stay healthy and finding any kind of balance, with christmas parties and all the good food it is easy to fall off the band wagon. 

There are a few things that I wanted to share with you guys that I do to stay healthy over the festive period so I don't feel so bad about going out for those work drinks, or having a mince pie or two. 


Drinking lots of Water/ Lemon Water


It so easy to forget how important water is to our daily diet and especially during party season when there is so much alcohol around. I try to be extra aware of how much water I am drinking during the party season to make sure that my intake is balanced so I don't dehydrate. We know that alcohol dehydrates the body so I always try to remember to replace my liquids with some water where I can. 
Another tip if usually do is have squeeze a whole lemon into my water every other day for that extra boost. 

Daily fruit


Fruits have amazing anti oxidant properties to them, they are great for putting goodness back into your body, and are the quickest and easiest way to do good to your body. 
Try having raspberries, blueberries and some Kiwis every day or every other day, Marks and Spencer so great combo pack which are easy to pick up and include into your diet. 

Being organised 


With all the craziness of party time and work people often use this as an excuse for not going to the gym and letting themselves go, but If you are organised you can keep going to the gym as usual or squeezing some time in at home. 
Plan your week ahead so what you need to get done and schedule that workout time in even if it is for just 15 minutes you will feel so much better for getting it done than just letting it pass you by.

Hope these quick tips have helped you in some way


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Monday, 19 December 2016

OUTFIT: Military Style

It has been such a crazy week over the last week, it was my last week at work so had so much to get sorted and organised so that I could just relax over the christmas holidays. Hope you guys are having some nice relaxing time off from work and can enjoy the holidays. 

I wanted to share with you guys another look that I put together, I was going for the half glam half casual look as I don't always like getting so dressy but still like to look smart. This look is super easy to wear and to even change around a bit if you feel like it, I paired it with heels for the more chick look but you can always pop on some flats to be more comfy.

Outfit links below as always, Hope you like this outfit and would love to hear your comments below. 











Jacket:        New Look | £24.99
Trousers:    French Connection | £80
                   Topshop  | £28
Shoes:        Aldo 
Bag:            New Look | £22.99


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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas gift guide for him

With around two weeks left for christmas it is getting to that critical time to get those last minute presents in. I previous did a gift guide for her which you can find here, so i think it is only fair that we do one for the guys. 

Hope you like, and would love to hear your thoughts. 


Diptyque Scented Candle | £55                                       UGG Slipper Shoe | £100


Ted Baker Flight Bag | £59                                                     Molton Brown Body Wash | £22

 
Armani Reversible Belt | £70                                               Calvin Klein X3 trunks | £36



               
Ralph Lauren Jumper | £125                                       UGG Leather Slippers | £75

Falke Socks | £20                                                           Ted Baker Wash Bag | £55


Calvin Klein Socks | £21                                                 Reiss Leather Notebook | £75

Clarins gift set | £65                                                               Tom Ford Beard Comb | £29



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Saturday, 10 December 2016

OUTFIT: Nike Vibes

I love impulse purchasing and it always seems to happen whenever I don't mean to be shopping or when I shouldn't be shopping and spending any money - then out of no where there are so many nice outfits that I want that I will end up coming out with something. Does anyone else do this?

This outfit was one of those purchases as I went to see a new Nike store that opened up at the end of my mums road. There were so many nice items that I don't know how I didn't come out with the whole shop I was having that much fun. 

So this is the outfit that I came out with and is slowly become my favourite at the gym now as it is winter time and this jumper feels you feeling so warm, the bottoms are not very tight either so they are really comfortable and are so easy to wear that you don't really feel like they are on. 

All details of where to buy are at the bottom as usual.





Top            - Nike | £60
Bottoms    - Nike | £25
Trainers    - Sports Direct | £44.99


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Thursday, 8 December 2016

SMOOTHIE: Fiyah Shot









This recipe if founded by the amazing Lyzabeth Lopez who is Personal Trainer and Holistic Nutritionist, you can find her website here. 
I found this recipe when I was going through Lizabeth's youtube channel and it looks so interesting I wanted to give it a go. Reading the ingredients such as Turmeric and Ginger I felt like it must be a good one. So I gave it a go - slowly compiling all the ingredients together with the strong scent of the numeric I was not sure how it was going to taste. 
After puling together all the ingredients I put them into the blender and blended away and was let with what looked like a Lovely fruit drink so was excited to try it. 
When I first tasted it I was taken back slightly by the kick of the Tumeric but it tasted quite nice, it is nothing like some of the smoothie you try that don't taste very nice.  
Be sure to head over to her page to read about all the benefits of the Fiyah shot!

Ingredients:

- 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 
- 1 Teaspoon of Raw Honey
- 1/4 Cup of Orange Juice (1/2 Orange Juiced)
- 1 Whole Lemon Juiced
- 1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne (optional)
- 1/2 Cup Water 
- 5-10g Tumeric Root 
- 5-10g Ginger Root

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

OUTFIT: Always time for some sparkle


Winter is now certainly upon us and temperatures have dropped quite dramatically so it is defiantly time to pull out those jumpers. I sometime feel like jumpers can be a bit boring which is why I fell in love with this jumper when I saw it. I bought this gorgeous jumper from Topshop, so without further a do here is how I styled it.
I have added the links of where I got the jumper at the bottom, and I had bought these trousers and shoes earlier on in the year so I have included alternatives in the descriptions at the end. 









Top          - Topshop | £46
Trousers - French Connection | £80
                - Topshop | £28
Shoes      - Topshop | £29

Hope you guys liked this outfit - I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


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