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Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Favourites

Soo January is almost over. I'm sure a lot of people will be very happy about this fact. It's such a long month and everyone's always trying to stick to their New Year's Resolutions (no alcochol, fad diets etc). I'm not a massive fan of Jan, although I do like the thought of a fresh year, getting organised and writing out a fresh calendar. It must be the Virgo in me! Anyway, I've been loving a few new things this month so I thought I'd pop them into my first favourites post of 2016.

If you read my Lush Christmas & Boxing Day Haul, you'll know that I picked up 3 of these bad boys. I've been using them in my baths and loving the results. I probably get 3 baths out of one wand, and it creates the most amazing bubbles and smells incredibly good. So spicy and inviting. Mmmm!

I finally got my hands on this at Christmas after hearing pretty much everyone go on about how amazing it is. I have a few favourite high street mascaras and now this is one of them. It's got everything you want in a mazza. It gives volume, length, holds curl and the formula isn't too wet. Fab!

I spoke about this in my 2015 Best Beauty Discoveries post. H&M's new beauty range is absolute swoon material, and seeing as though I absolutely adore cream blushers, I just had to get my hands on one of theirs. Dusty Rose is such a fab universal shade and so easy to blend onto the apples of the cheeks. It's been living in my everyday makeup bag for a couple of months now!

Ooooh well I do love a good highlighter. Give me ALLL the glow! I've been loving this one recently as it's just so easy to use. It's creamy, blendable, gives the perfect amount of glow and best of all, it's a bargainous £3.99.

Part of the Lush Valentine's 2016 Collection. I adore Lush lip scrubs and I was ready for a new one so it was perfect timing. This limited edition one has little edible hearts in aswell and it tastes delish.

Yes, you read that right. POUNDLAND lipsticks. I thought I'd give them a go as I'd heard a few people say that their range wasn't bad. I got a couple of lipsticks and I've been reaching for Raspberry Smoothie a lot this month. It's a deep raspberry pink that will probably suit a lot of skintones. The formula is surprisingly good - really creamy and pigmented. Not bad for a quid.

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Friday, 22 January 2016

*NEW* SEVENTEEN Long Lash Mascara

I've spoken many times before about how much of a fan I am of SEVENTEEN. I'd say they're probably my favourite highstreet brand. They have so many fantastic products that I genuinely use daily (hello Define & Conquer Contour Kit). I was very recently contacted by the lovely ladies behind the brand, asking if I'd like to be one of the first to try their brand new mascara. Well, of course I would, especially given that their HD Falsifeye Mascara is one of my all time faves.

SEVENTEEN Long Lash Mascara* (£6.99), is a lengthening mascara (if you hadn't guessed by the name). It's been specially designed with a 'mini brush' (long and slim), which aims to grab even the tiniest of lashes right into the corners of the eyes, giving them a good coating from root to tip.

Now, I do like this mascara. I think the brush does exactly what they designed it to do. It coats every lash and really gives them length and makes them look fuller. However, I do find it to pick up far too much product. The formula itself is really wet, so I have to make sure I wipe off a lot of excess otherwise it can get very messy and tends to clump if there's too much on the lashes. Not a deal breaker, just an extra step that I'd rather not have to take. Having said that, once I've applied it in this way, I do like the way it makes my lashes look, especially on the days where I'm not wanting to wear too much makeup, as it gives length and volume without looking overdone. I do find it doesn't separate my lashes as much as their Falsifeye one though. What I like most about this is that it doesn't smudge throughout the day. Some mascaras have a tendency to settle into a little patch under the eyes by late afternoon. 

SEVENTEEN Long Lash Mascara* retails at £6.99 and is available at Boots. | link

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

MAC Crosswires Lipstick

MAC Lipsticks are most definitely one of my weak spots! I just can't get enough of their vanilla scent and fantastic formulas. It's been a while since I posted a MAC lippie review, so I thought I'd pop up my newest addition to my little collection: MAC Crosswires.

Crosswires is a cremesheen formula (my fave), and one I never hear much of on blogs and Youtube etc. The only person I've ever heard rave about this is Estée, which is why I had it on my stalklist for a while. I've never been one for red lipsticks, but this is the perfect red/coral/pink hybrid which just works for me. I find it's the perfect lipstick for those who are afraid of going too bold, but still want something bright. It's wonderfully creamy and comfortable on the lips, but obviously being a cremesheen it doesn't have the best staying power. A lip liner helps make it last a little longer, but it certainly needs reapplying after food or drink.  It's heavily pigmented and bright, but not overly so, and think it's gonna get a lot of use in the Springtime.

What's your favourite MAC lipstick?

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Lush Valentine's 2016

I know what you're all thinking...'didn't she just post a massive Lush haul last week?'. Well, yeah I did, but so? ha! That was all Christmas and Boxing day stuff. Obviously when a new collection comes out I just have to have a little look. And when I say look, I mean purchase. I didn't manage to get any Lush Valentine's products last year, so I knew this year I just had to get my grubby little mitts on some. It's a good one!! I picked up 4 things....

Prince Charming Shower Cream - Apparently this was in the form of shower gel last year, and I've never tried a shower cream, so I'm excited to see how I get on with this. It smells amazing anyway, hello marshmallow root & vanilla pod! mmmm

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar - I had my eye on this last year but never managed to get my hands on it. I'm slightly disappointed as I'm sure it had little stars in and looked prettier, plus it was only £3.25 last year and now it's £4.25. Cheekyyyy! To be fair, it's still adorable, and I do love Lush bubble bars so I know it'll perform well!

Lover Lamp Bath Bomb - I think they must completely change their bath bombs every year. This one is so pretty. It's bright white and has lots of red hearts running through it. It has chocolate orange notes, and apparently the hearts contain buttery moisturising properties! Run me that bath!!

The Kiss Lip Scrub - I actually needed a new lip scrub anyway, so this was perfect timing. I will forever repurchase Lush Lip Scrubs, nothing does the job as well as these do. This one contains edible hearts, how cuteee! 

Get yourself down to Lush and pick up some of these limited edition cuties before they're gone for another year.

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Brushes

Ahhhh rose gold, how you never fail to make me swoon. I just love everything rose gold, so when I spied Makeup Revolution had come up with some pretty much identical dupes to the (rather expensive) Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes I had to pop them on my Christmas list. 

Makeup Revolution have launched 5 brushes in their new 'Ultra Metals' range - ahem, even fancied duping the name there ey Makeup Rev?! Cheekyyyy! The hubby bought me 3 out of the 5 brushes available, so I was pretty excited to get to play with them. #boydidgood #soz. The brushes available are... 

Flawless Powder Brush F301 | £9.99 | link
Contour Foundation Brush F302 | £9.99 | link
Sculpt Blush Brush F303 | £8.99 | link
Flat Contour Brush F304 | £9.99 | link
Pointed Crease Eyeshadow Brush E301 | £5.99 | link

Martin got me the Contour Foundation, Sculpt Blush & Flat Contour brushes, and let's be honest I'll be adding the other 2 to my stash V soon! #havetocompleteacollection

Well I was expecting to love these, and I wasn't disappointed. They're not as weighted as other brushes I've tried, but the bristles are ultra soft, they wash really well and they do their specific job brilliantly. I wasn't sure how I was gonna get on with the Contour Foundation Brush, as I've never been a fan of flat foundation brushes as I feel as though I'm literally painting product onto my face and end up with streaks, but I've been pleasantly surprised on this occasion. I love the fact it's angled as it's great for getting in hard to reach areas like around the nose and under the eyes, something I usually struggle with when using a buffing brush. I find the Flat Contour Brush great at trying to fake those non-existent cheekbones I so desperately crave, and the Sculpt Blush Brush is the perfect size for the apples of the cheeks.

The brushes themselves can be bought seperately for between £5.99 and £9.99 each, or the full set retails at £34.95, saving £10 | link

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Sunday, 10 January 2016

What's In My Everyday Makeup Bag

Happy Sunday!! Hope you're all keeping well and sticking to your New Year's resolutions! I'm trying to, but I ate far too many snacks last night. Woopsies! Anyway, enough about that, I thought I'd show you all what's in my current everyday makeup bag (which, FYI, I got for Christmas and I love it). I like to try and keep a makeup bag handy so I'm not having to route through my drawers on a morning when I'm in a rush and have to little ones to keep my eyes on! I like to keep it pretty simple and basic on an every day basis, but I keep a bit of everything in there just in case I have a bit more time (eg. eyeshadow) ha! 

Instead of a regular primer, I've been opting to use the MUA Pro Base Prime & Conceal Palette. I love the green for toning down any redness (cheeks, nose and chin mainly), and the yellow is great for neutralising any dark circles under the eyes. I've been trialling Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Deauville since I got it at Christmas and so far I'm not overly impressed. Don't get me wrong, it leaves a lovely finish once it's applied, but I find the application process a bit of a faff. I find it applies really patchy with a brush and beauty blender, so I've had to use my fingers to get the best results which I really don't like doing. If anyone has any secret Sheer Glow tips that I don't know about... pssst them my way please!! If I have a little bit more time or if I'm looking seriously lackluster, I'll add a small pump of the SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Primer* to my foundation to add a little bit more glow and radiance. With sheer glow being so, well, sheer, I've been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory to cover any redness or blemishes still showing through, as well as brightening up the under eyes. If I'm feeling like I need to set all of this, I'll go for the NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray. This is also great for quickly dampening the blending sponge to try and help with my tricky foundation application. ha!

Now, obviously when I'm in a rush on a morning I'm not even gonna attempt to do a full on contour (which I pretty much fail at every time I try tbh). But to add a little bit of colour to my non-existent hollows, I'm still turning to the SEVENTEEN Define & Conquer Contour Kit* in Fair. I absolutely love this product and have spoken about it on countless occasions. For blush, my absolute favourite of the moment, and perfect for every day, is the H&M Velvet Cream Blusher in Dusty Rose. It's all kinds of heart-eye emoji!! If I'm gonna have a long day out and about, I like to use a bit of Benefit's Benetint under my blush, as it's so longlasting and it gives a lovely, healthy glow. The little sample size I have is great as it doesn't take up any room in my makeup bag - result!

For brows, I've been loving the Freedom Brow Pomade in Soft Brown of late. In fact, I don't think I've used anything else since I got it last month. If I'm having a day in the house with the little ones or if I'm in a rush or whatever, I usually won't even bother with eyeshadow. But either way, I always, always use MAC's Painterly Paint Pot on my lids, as it neutralises everything and is spot on for my skintone. On the days where I do have somewhere to go, I'll wear a bit of shadow, and recently I've been turning to good old faithful UD Naked 1 Palette. So many great everyday shades in there, it'll always hold a special place in my heart. I always like to have an eyeliner in my makeup bag, just incase, and at the moment I've got the H&M Eyeliner in the shade Raw Umber. It's a lovely, soft, bronzey brown which is great for defining and adding depth without looking too harsh.

For lips, most days I'll opt for either a little bit of lip balm, or a nude lip, but I do like to have a few different options depending on my mood. For a longer lasting nude lip, I'll use the Essence Lip Liner in the shade In The Nude, with one of my favourite lipsticks; MAC Peach Blossom. If I'm feeling like I need a bit of a pick me up or I'm feeling especially bright, I've been loving MAC Crosswires. It's the perfect red for me as it's not a classic bright red lip, but more of a coral/pink/red hybrid and looks simply gorgeous when on!

What's in your everyday makeup bag?

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Lush Christmas & Boxing Day Haul

So for me, Christmas isn't Christmas without a good amount of Lush goodies that will see me well into the new year. I did pretty well this year, as I got a fair amount for Christmas, but then when the Boxing Day sale hit, I just had to get my hands on some bargains (as hard as it was). Once again, the website was crashing pretty much the whole of boxing day and Twitter was going wild, lolsss! Anyway, I managed to get a few things in my basket and on the 27th December it finally decided to let me checkout and pay for my things. They didn't arrive until 5th Jan (a whole 9 days I had to wait - how ruuude lol). Anyway, here's what I got...

Christmas Gifts

Who's a lucky girl then? Santa (Martin) did well this year and chose me 5 bath products - 4 of which I'd never tried before, so that was a bonus! He got me...

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
Father Christmas Bath Bomb
Holly Golightly Bubble Bar
The Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub
The Magic of Christmas Reusable Wand (Bubble Bar)

I was so happy with these picks. I've already used the Father Christmas Bath Bomb and added some bubbles with The Magic of Christmas wand. Ohhh that was such an amazing bath!

For Christmas my lovely cousin Jaymi also popped a couple of Lush items into my Christmas gift, both of which I absolutely love...

So White Bath Bomb
Snow Fairy Shower Gel 100ml

Boxing Day Sale

As I said, I'm well aware I didn't exactly need anymore, but who needs Lush anyway? I'd heard so many people going on about how amazing the Lush sale is that I just couldn't let it go! I was refreshing my phone at regular intervals throughout the day and the website was just being an out and out tw*t if i'm honest, ha! All part of the fun I guess. I managed to get my hands on the 'It's Christmas Deer' Gift Set which contains...

Beautiful Shower Gel 100ml
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
Karma Kream Hand & Body Lotion
Snowcake Soap
The Magic of Christmas Reusable Wand

It comes in the most adorable Deer tin which is now the home of all of my Lush goodies. Definitely one to keep!

Note: It's still on sale on the website if you fancy getting your hands on one! £13.25 | link

I also picked up another The Magic of Christmas Wand for half price, which takes it to 3! Glittery star overload! In my defence, it was the first thing I'd managed to add to my basket before I realised it was included in any gift sets, and was I hell trying to remove it after all the hassle it took to add it in the first place! Plus, they're soooo pretty!

Did you get any Christmas Lush goodies this year?

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Friday, 8 January 2016

Skincare on Trial

January = skin detox! Bleuurrggghhh. I ate far too much chocolate and cheese over the whole year (lol) and my skin is now paying for it. I've got a few new skincare items in my stash recently so I thought I'd show you the latest products that are on trial in my quest to bring my skin back to it's former glory (if that's what you can call it?!).

The first product is from a brand I hadn't heard of until the email popped into my inbox. Rossi Uvema are a 100% Organic skincare brand, with none of the products containing any Parabens, Sulphates, Petro-chemicals, PEGs, Phthalates, artificial fragrances, plastic fillers or other synthetic chemicals. I was very kindly sent their Rice Bran & Borage Seed Face Cleansing Oil* to try, and so far so good. I do love a cleansing oil, especially one that's 100% natural. I find this to be great at removing all makeup, including eye makeup, although it does leave behind a residue so a muslin cloth is a must when removing. I was quite put off by the overwhelming smell of Battenberg cake (well, marzipan), but I've actually got used to that now. It leaves the skin feeling really soft and supple and hasn't broke me out so it's a winner in my eyes. Next up is another product I was very kindly sent, this time from the US brand Sinsation Cosmetics. I'm a massive fan of Hyaluronic Acid when it comes to rehydrating the skin, so I was excited when I received the Sinsation Cosmetics 100% Hyaluronic Acid Serum*. I find serums like this fab for adding some much needed hydration to the deeper layers of the skin. I haven't been using it for long enough to comment on it yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing if this can bring my skin back to life. The last product on trial is the Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I've actually had this in my stash for months, but I've only just started using it as I had so many other moisturisers to get through first. I'm really not sure how I feel about this yet, as my skin has been quite dry and dehydrated and I'm not sure whether or not it's moisturising enough. I'm thinking I might mix it with a bit of facial oil and see if that makes a difference. I really wanted to like it though, so I'm gonna keep going and see if it brightens my skin like so many people claim it does. It has such a great reputation I don't want to give up on it straight away.

What skincare have you been trialling recently?

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Dainty Jewellery with Frankie 925 Silver

I've got something a little bit different on the blog today. I was recently contacted by a friend of mine who runs a local small business (with an Etsy shop), and he asked if I'd like to feature some of their lovely jewellery on my blog. Of course I accepted, to be honest I'd been meaning to check out their Etsy shop for a while after hearing quite a few good things from my Facebook friends.

Meet Frankie 925 Silver | Etsy Shop
Makers of contemporary fine silver jewellery, all of their pieces are handmade with 925 Sterling Silver. I was very kindly sent a ring, a bracelet and a gorgeous pair of studs to show you.

How cute? I think a good piece of dainty, silver jewellery should be a staple in every girl's jewellery box. 

You can find Frankie 925 Silver on Facebook and Etsy. I'd love it if you would go and check them out and show your support for small businesses.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Happy Nude Year!

If you came here hoping for nude pictures... soz! However, if you like nude nail polishes... keep on reading! ;-)

Nude, in particular pastel nude nails are something I'm a huge fan of! I have too many a fair few in my stash now, and after the hectic festive season of reds, darks and glitters, I thought I'd go back to basics and dig out some of my current favourite nudes. I had to trim my nails right down a few days ago since a few of them had snapped, and I always think nude polish looks better on short nails as they don't stand out as much whilst they grow. Have a gander at my top picks of the new year...

BARRY M SPEEDY QUICK DRY NAIL PAINT in Pit Stop | £3.99 | link

ESSIE Urban Jungle | £2.99 | link

NAILS INC GEL EFFECT Colville Mews | £15 | link

REVLON COLORSTAY GEL ENVY in Checkmate | £5 | link


What are your top nude nail picks?

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Monday, 4 January 2016

2015's Best Beauty Discoveries

Can't believe it's 2016 already blah blah blah... you know how it goes...
I thought I'd put together the beauty discoveries from the past 12 months that have really impressed me. I've probably included all of these in a favourites post at least once during the year, I'll link where applicable if you fancy a trip down kate emma loves' memory lane! #shamelessplug

GARNIER MIRACLE SLEEPING CREAM | featured in: October Favourites | Glamour Beauty Power List
This is hands down the best skincare discovery ever! It's the most amazing texture, which inks in to the skin leaving the skin velvet to touch. I use it every night and it makes my skin look so glowy and fresh the next morning. I honestly notice a massive difference if I don't use it. I'll forever repurchase.

SOAP & GLORY BLUR & BRIGHTEN CONCEALER CRAYON | featured in: Review | July Favourites
I discovered this concealer in June and it rapidly became a holy grail. It's the best brightening concealer I've ever used. Doesn't pack a huge punch against blemishes, but for highlighting/brightening the under eye area it's second to none.

SEVENTEEN DEFINE & CONQUER CONTOUR KIT in Fair | featured in: SEVENTEEN | Review | May Favourites
I feel like this is my most talked about product of the year. I just love this compact. The bronzer is the most perfect shade, and I love the sleek, black packaging and the generous mirror.

My newest addition that I didn't get until the beginning of December, but I just had to include it as it's the most amazing blush. It's the perfect pink and an amazing cream to powder formula.

MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH in Soft & Gentle | featured in: Review | The Highlighter Edit | What's In My Travel Makeup Bag
I'd been lusting after this product for so long, and I finally got my hands on it back in April. It's the prettiest, most pigmented highlighter I've ever used. Definitely worth the £23 price tag.

MAC PAINT POT in Painterly | featured in: September Favourites
I'd also been wanting to try MAC paint pots for the longest time. In August I finally caved and ended up going for the popular base shade Painterly. It fast became my favourite eyeshadow base and I now use it on a daily basis. Even when I'm not wearing eyeshadow, this just neutralises the lid and gets rid of any redness. Highly recommend.

NAKED SMOKY PALETTE | featured in: ReviewSeptember Favourites
It speaks for itself really. Such a beautiful palette. I was surprised with this for my birthday off my Auntie & Uncle and I absolutely adore it.

SEVENTEEN FALSIFEYE HD MASCARA* | featured in: SEVENTEEN | August Favourites
I'd heard about this mascara from Goss Makeup Artist, who claimed it was the mascara that beat them all! When I finally got my hands on it I wasn't disappointed. This mascara has it all; the cheap price tag, it lengthens, it volumises and it separates. Amazing.

FREEDOM BROW POMADE in Soft Brown | featured in: Review
I only got this back in November but I haven't used anything else on my brows since. A fab discovery and at only £5 it's fantastic value. It's supposedly a crackin' dupe for the ABH Dip Brow Pomade but I can't say for sure as I haven't tried it.

BENEFIT HIGH BROW in Linen Pink | featured in: Review | January Favourites
I actually got this last Christmas, but I didn't start using it until around the new year. I love how easy it is to use. It makes the brows look so much more lifted and defined. I don't own anything else like it.

ESSENCE LIP LINERS | featured in: Recent Budget Beauty Find | March Favourites | September Favourites | The Perfect Nude Lip Combo | The £2 Berry Lip
I have raved about these on countless occasions and I cannot speak highly enough for them. Coming in at only £1, they are the creamiest lip liners I've veer tried and they come in some fantastic shades. Definitely ones to try if you haven't already!

MAC LIPSTICKS | I couldn't choose one, so here's my 3 favourites from the year...

Costa Chic | featured in: Review | MAC Lipstick Collection | MAC Lipstick Haul | August Favourites

Peach Blossom | featured in: ReviewMAC Lipstick Collection | May Favourites

Syrup | featured in: Review | MAC Lipstick Collection

BURTS BEES LEMON BUTTER CUTICLE CREAM | featured in: The Nail Holy Grail
Back in February I took to the web to find  good cuticle oil or cream, and I found a few reviews claiming this was a fab one to try. I thought I'd give it a go and omg, it's brilliant. It's definitely more of an oily balm than a cream, but I swear it has strengthened my nails as well as softened my cuticles.

What are your best beauty discoveries of 2015?

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Friday, 1 January 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2015


Well hello! It's been a while. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to welcome 2016. Ours was wonderful, and as hectic as ever. It was great seeing the kids opening their presents and especially Freddie as it was his very first Christmas. I've always loved Christmas but I love it even more now I've got children. All the stress and effort is all worth it just to see their little faces light up, even if they don't understand the meaning yet. But who said Christmas is only for children? I did really well this year present-wise, so I wanted to put together a little post showing you what I got. I'm in no way being a show-off here by the way. I know Christmas isn't all about presents, but I know a lot of people love reading these kinds of posts (myself included). 

Firstly, Martin and I really needed a new laptop as ours was on it's last legs, so after shopping around for months, I finally decided on the Lenovo Z51 Laptop (Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD). I'm absolutely loving it as I slowly get used to it. It was a present for both Martin and I from each other, but to be honest I'll be using it a lot more than him. #cheersMarts. To go with the new laptop, I just HAD to get The Sims 4. I've been a massive Sims fan since the original Sims back when I was a teen, and I've been dying to get my hands on the new one so I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into a good game when/if I get a spare few hours. Martin also got me some nice underwear (not pictured, lol), an Apachie Sports Tracker (to help with the whole #newyearnewme craic), an absolutely gorgeous 'you look lovely today' makeup pouch  from Alphabet Bags, a Harry Potter Colouring Book & some Staedtler Noris PensNARS Sheer Glow Foundation which I've been DYING to try out for ages, 3 of the new Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Brushes & the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I also got lots of Lush Christmas goodies & chocolate from the kids. I also got a 2nd copy of the Harry Potter Colouring Book from my Brother (#HPGeek) along with some logic puzzle cards as he knows I'm bang into logic puzzles. Wow, how geeky am I sounding right now? #soznotsoz

From my Mam & Dad I got some UGG Boots, which I'm absolutely over the moon with. I went with the Classic Short Boots in Chestnut. They're so unbelievably comfy and I know a lot of people think they're ugly but I don't care, as I for one adore them. So there. They also got me Binky Felstead's new Wild fragrance gift set, as my Mam and I both love a bit of MIC. It actually smells really nice too.

From my Auntie & Uncle, I got the Dior Multi Use Palette from their 2015 Holiday Couture Collection. How amazing? It's absolutely STUNNING, and it's my very first Dior palette, meaning I'll treasure it forever. 

From the in-laws I received the Champneys Bubble Heaven Gift Set, along with some money, a bottle of wine and a box of Thornton's Chocolates. nom

& last but certainly not least I got my first ever Jo Malone Candle from my bestie Lyndsey. Such a thoughful gift. I'm dying to light it but don't want to spoil it! lol

All the best for 2016...

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