Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Monthly Favourites: November.

1. Bonfire Night


2. Mulled Cider


3. Beach days


4. My cats and their ADORABLE paws


5. The beginnings of Christmas treats

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Alternative Advent Calendars: Tanya Burr Cosmetics.


So this year, I finally decided to bite the bullet and treat myself to a beauty advent calendar. I can assure you, this was no easy decision and due to the hefty price tag of most calendars, I deliberated over this a lot.

With my budget not extending to the likes of Charlotte Tilbury's beauty advent (£150) or The Body Shop's (£60-£99 range) or even Benefit at a significantly lower price of (£34.50); I resorted to browsing google in the hope that my prayers for a cheap-ish beauty advent would be rewarded.

As it turns out, Superdrug was the one to answer my prayers. Despite the RRP for Tanya Burr's calendar being £25, Superdrug were selling it for £15. In comparison to the price tag of other calendars on the market, I was really surprised at how cheap this calendar was.

The design of Tanya Burr's calendar is a gorgeous mix of blue and pink pastels, complimented by a white, snowy shimmer and rose-gold bows and trim. This colour scheme really drew me in as despite it not following the conventional Christmas colours of red/green; it definitely has a wintery, 'baby it's cold outside' type feel. I also really loved how the illustrations on the calendar are drawn so that it gives the impression of Tanya's house. This was a little touch that I felt made it more unique.

However the most important thing for me was what would be inside the calendar. Personally, I have never tried any products from Tanya Burr Cosmetics; however whenever I have seen them advertised online, I have always thought how pretty they look - especially as she appears to have incorporated a rose-gold theme throughout most products! As this calendar had £10 off and the possibility of finally sampling Tanya's products - ranging from lipstick to eye-shadow - I decided that I couldn't say no.

As I am one of those people that loves Christmas presents etc to be kept a surprise until the day comes, I have not opened my calendar yet so unfortunately cannot offer my opinion on what lays inside. The only negative I do have about this calendar, is that it is only twelve days of Christmas as opposed to twenty-four. Personally I would have preferred a calendar that lasted throughout the whole of advent; however this would have understandably made it pricier therefore I can see why it is limited in its days.

**As I open up my calendar, I will review each product with my personal opinion so make sure that you keep up to date :) **


Have you got a beauty advent calendar / would you like one? x
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Happy Tuesday.

Just a quick post today about positivity and living life to the full. At the moment, a lot of people have been joking around saying that 'No Money November' is going really well for them - and with that, I can absolutely relate.

With Christmas on the horizon, it isn't surprising that a lot of people (including myself) are feeling hard done by on the money front. Not too long ago I was stressing about lack of funds vs the price of presents I had planned to buy my family and friends.

However scrolling through Pinterest today, I came across this quote: 'some people are so poor, all they have is money' - and it made me think. Surely it is better to be rich in happiness / laughter / friendship / love / adventure and health than money? So for anyone stressing abut something actually quite trivial such as money, take a second and remember what you are rich in.


Happy Tuesday :) x
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