Thursday, 31 December 2015

TK Maxx Haul!

First off, let me say, my trips to TK Maxx are far and few between but I went with my family for a nosey today and ended up finding a few items that I kinda love! I guess, to be honest, for me in there is usually hit or miss but today it ended up being a good day!

Firstly I picked up this black longline bomber jacket which the patches.. I saw it and fell in love. It from a brand I've never actually heard of called Sweewë Paris. It's linked incase you wanna check it out! I got this for £15 today but I'm definitely sure it was worth a lot more after checking the brand out online!



I also picked up 3 Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London items which are on offer on the website but not as cheap as what I was able to pick them up for today! (Bargain!!!!)

The first is the lipstick in the shade Cashmere. I paid £5.99 for this today. The RRP was £19 and on the site today it is £13.30!



The second is the lipstick again in Praline which is slightly darker than Cashmere but so gorgeous I had to have the both! Today I paid £5.99 and the RRP was £19 but online today it is £13.30!



Here's the two colours swatched. Cashmere is on the bottom and Praline on the top! I think Praline will go perfectly with my Soar lip liner. (Flash used both times close then further away.)




The third item I picked up was the Smoked Out eye pencil in Fig. I paid £4.99 for this item today and the RRP is £15 and online it is reduced to £10.50! All in all, I think these were a great purchase and an absolute steal!




The final thing I picked up in TK Maxx today was a St. Tropez Powder Bronzer which I got for £5.99 on Look Fantastic the RRP is £20.45 and it's down to £16.36 online today!




I seriously got some absolute steals today and I couldn't be happier! I definitely think I will be checking TK Maxx out more often and if you're on a budget, a student or feeling January in the bank already I'd probably say checking out your nearest one is a must!!

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M

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

What I Got for Christmas!

Hi guys!

I know it's been a while but here's back to more regular posts and fun product reviews, ootd, fotd, hauls etc!

I also post A LOT over on my Instagram so check it out to keep updated!


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I was absolutely spoilt over Christmas, such a lucky girl!

I got some absolutely amazing things and here's a bit about what I got this Christmas as I'm always nosey to see what everyone else got too!

My friends and family know me well as pjs were a big hit for me, lol! I got ones from my friends and two of my sisters! (Spy those unicorn pjs in the top left.. Amazing!)

My 'big' presents were my Wii U & Adidas trainers I have lusted after forever! I even have them on right now, they're my new favourite!

I got a 2 bobble hats, a Wonder Woman bobble head, and then lots of misc goodies like a Thor tee, lots of sweets/chocolate and then beauty items like nails, eyelashes, etc! They're always so handy as I go through a LOT.

One cool item I got was Jack Wills brushes which also come in a nice case. I put a picture in below because I really love them and the pink matches my make up case, which I love!!




Another really cool item which sticks out is this Luxury Beauty box from Amazon. It was part of an offer from which I got other presents, if you spent over £40 you got this box free, but it includes some cool sample/smaller sized products to try out! I'm going to do another post going into detail about all these products as I think this is a cool idea and might introduce you to products you haven't seen yet like myself!




All in all, I had a really great Christmas with my family and many great nights out with my friends (really excited for NYE!).

Hope yours was great too and feel free to let me know about all your Christmas highlights & fav gifts!!

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M

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Day Outfits.. Blogmas day twenty three!


Hi guys!

Christmas day for me is a day for visiting the family, playing with my new gifts and eating my body weight in food while watching tv!

People tend to visit on this day so I try to dress up a little but make sure I'm still comfy enough to lounge about.. And lets be honest, the pjs appear earlier than usual that day! lol

I'm going to post my kinda dressy yet comfy Christmas look and another one for you girls who like to be more dressy on the day!!

Look one (similar to mine):


Top - topshop, skirt - asos, jacket - asos, boots - asos, scrunchie - topshop.


Look two:


Links: Dress - Asos Curve, Shoes - Asos Wide Fit, Bracelet - Asos Curve Jewellery.



Look Three:



Links: Dress - Asos Curve, Heels - Asos Wide Fit, Bracelet - Asos Curve Jewellery.


Hope you like some of these looks & let me know some pieces to check out that I might like!!


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xo

M

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Christmas Tag.. Blogmas day twenty two!



1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
It has to be Home Alone. It's one of my favourite films EVER.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning. I just love the anticipation and running down the stairs to my presents.. (I also definitely still do this!)

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Probably just spending it with my family. Most Christmas time hangs with my family blend into one but they're always fun! My friends and I always go out on Boxing Night too and that's ALWAYS fun as everyone is home!

4. Favourite festive food?
I get overly excited for stuffing, lol. It's so good and my daddy goes all out for Christmas!

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
I received a ps2 one year and I played for so many hours that day, that was definitely a fun one! I also got a dance mat one year, so much fun!

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Yankee Candle's Candy Cane Lane. <3


7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
I'm working this year 9-5 but I'll do what I usually do every year which is shower & pamper myself a little. Then me and my sister usually get into our matching pjs, I got hers as a present this year - hope I didn't spoil the surprise lol. Then we usually watch a Christmas film which if I get my way will be Home Alone or Love Actually.. Accompanied by a Baileys hot choc with whipped cream and marshmallows. <3


8. What tops your tree?
On both trees we have white stars which have iridescent glitter on them - so cute!


9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I thought about this and I never really asked for anything crazy so I usually got what I asked for!

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
all my friends being home, boxing night when we all get glam and go out, hanging with my family, all my amazing presents and ALL THE FOOD.

Let me know some of your traditions and best presents!!

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xo

M

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Plus Size NYE Outfits.. Blogmas day twenty one!



Hey!

As we all know 2016 is getting closer and closer and everyone wants to ring in the new year feeling like a princess. Therefore, here are some of my favourite outfits for NYE! Including my own outfit.. (if delivery goes to plan - fingers crossed!!)

All links below photo



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Links: Dress, Shoes, Bag, Earrings.




Links: Dress, Shoes, Bag, Necklace, Rings.


Links: Dress, Shoes (obsessed!!), Bag, Earrings.


My Outfit (fingers crossed!).. OOTN to come & make up look!
Links: Playsuit, Shoes, Bag, Earrings, Watch

Hope you got some inspiration for a fun NYE outfit! 

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xo

M

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Top DVDs to gift.. Blogmas day twenty!!



Hi!

One of my favourite things ever is getting cosy and watching a good film. Therefore, I watch a LOT of films and being gave dvd's at Christmas is one of my favourite things, especially, if it's a film someone loves and they want you too see!

Here's some of the dvd's I'd love to receive and some which are my favourites and would make great presents for others!

Scott Pilgrim
Studio Ghibli Collection Box Set
Big Hero 6
Kingsman The Secret Service
Star Wars The Complete Saga
John Wick
Jurassic World
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Birdman
Whiplash

I hope there's some idea's here for you and please let me know some of your favourite films below and ones you think I should check out!!

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xo

M


Last Minute Voucher Gifts.. Blogmas day nineteen!



Hi guys!

Here's a post for all you people who maybe just realised how close Christmas is and haven't finished that Christmas shopping or have that one person you just don't know what to gift!!

Here's a list of some of my favourite online retailers who offer e-vouchers or online gift cards! 

So handy for anyone, who like myself, loves to online shop and you can do it totally guilt free with the help of these vouchers!!

Here's some of my top stores & links to where you can purchase them:

ASOS
Amazon
iTunes
Topshop
Selfridges
Zalando
Mac

Hope this gives you some help in this stressful shopping time!!


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xo

M

Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Tree Reveal & Christmas Decor.. Blogmas day eighteen!


Hey!

Here's my Christmas tree & decorations this year! It includes my tree some closer shots of whats on it and some other Christmas decor I have around my house :)


This is our main tree. It's got white star lights. Silver, copper, white and random baubles. Then topped off with candy canes (my fav part)! <3




Here's a closer look at our baubles as we have longer 'drop' baubles, glittered and metallic ones also!


Beside this tree we have a window filled with other christmas trinkets from the years (all angels..) and then some Christmas figures! The snowman is my favourite here. Love the pastel purple.


At the front of my house we have what we call the 'gawdy' tree, lol. It's filled with coloured lights.. filled being an important word haha. This tree is really our traditional tree with baubles from I was a kid still knocking about on there.. Over 2 decades old!! 

This tree is where we keep our presents and open them on Christmas morning and really has the 90's feel I grew up with.. and most of the decorations lol!

Hope you liked having a look at my Christmas decorations!!

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xo

M

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Top Christmas Films.. Blogmas day seventeen!



Hi,

Here's my top pick for Christmas films!!

1. Home Alone. One of my all time favourite movies not just when I'm feeling festive!




2. Elf!




3. Home Alone 2.



4. Love Actually. <3 <3



5. Nightmare Before Christmas


6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas


7. The Santa Clause!


8. The Night Before. This is a new fav as I cry laughed the whole way through! It's like a festive Hangover.


This is my list of my favourite Christmas films to lie lazily and watch over the festive period!! Hope you enjoy and let me know what is your favourites!

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xo

M


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Playlist.. Blogmas day sixteen!



HI!

Here's my 2015 Christmas Playlist! This is perfect if you're not feelin' festive enough or if you're doing fun Christmas activities! I've been playing this when I need a little more Christmas in my life, doing fun things like putting up decorations or even wrapping presents (so fun!!) .

This playlist is also fun to pop on when you've friends around or need a dance around the house to some Christmas classics and some new faves!

Here's the link to the spotify playlist and down below is the link to every youtube video!



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1. Last Christmas - Wham!
2. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
3. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
4. Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande
5. White Christmas - Elvis Presley
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
7. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas- Perry Como & Fontaine Sisters
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Bing Crosby
9. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Michael Bublé 
10. Last Christmas - Ariana Grande
11. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
12. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
13. Lonely This Christmas - Mud
14. White Christmas - The Drifters
15. Walking In The Air - Aled Jones
16. Stay Another Day - East 17
17. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 20
18. Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
19. Baby It's Cold Outside - Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé
20. Love Is Everything - Ariana Grande
21. Santa Baby - Ariana Grande
22. Snow In California - Ariana Grande
23. Carol of the Bells - Peter J. Willhousky, John Williams
24. White Christmas - Irving Berlin, The Drifters

This is my go-to playlist! I hope you like it!


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xo

M





EDIT: Ariana Grande's new Christmas EP came out.. Christmas & Chill therefore I have a new favourite Christmas song! Check it out on Spotify HERE.. December might just be my fav right now <3 .

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Beauty/Make Up Needs.


Hi guys!


Here's my beauty and make up needs that I use ALL year round. They're basically the products I can't do without!


1. Nivea Men Sensitive After Shave Balm. My holy grail for a primer. So good!!




2. Ari By Ariana Grande. (I can't talk about this enough <3 it's just my favourite scent ever!!)



3. Batiste Dry Shampoo (Dark). Really good for those in between days and great as I've been using a lot of hair masks on my hair lately!




4. Garnier Skin Naturals Miceller Water This does help to clear up my skin, obviously, when I use it in my skin care routine!





5. Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade The most perfect highlight shade and for my paler girls out there this would be amazing on you also!!




6. Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner One of my favourite eyeliners ever and I'e tried a LOT.


7. Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter. So moisturing and the smell is so good. Mmm.



8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit. Bae. I have mine in Medium.




These are a few items which I use constantly all year around! I'm sure there's more I can't think of but tell me some of your all time favourites.. I need to try some new beauty/make up items!!



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xo

M