Christmas to New Year Nails

I popped into Superdrug on Saturday for some last minute makeup for the festive period and a lovely lady came over and asked if I wanted to have my nails done in store with gel polish all for £15! I of course said yes! Less than a week before Christmas and I had completely forgotten to book myself in to get my nails done and to be honest decided I was never going to get an appointment this late so gave up! Well this was just serendipity!

I decided to go for this very festive sparkly gold. As it is a gel polish it should last for at least two weeks if not more taking me safely past New Year’s Eve – perfect!

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It catches the light beautifully.

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So I am all ready for Christmas and New Year!

 

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Christmas Wish List – Just the One

This year I am going to do just one HUGE Christmas Gift list or wish list, these are things that I have seen over the last few months that I love either for myself, friends or family.

Starting with accessories..

Shoes are always a great gift especially when they look this special. Dune Cristina two part lace up court shoes in grey (£79).

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Mejuri is a new jewellery shopping destination for me and I fell in love with this White Velvet Ring (U$94)

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I also love this Billow Cuff from BaubleBar’s Olivia Palermo’s collection ($68)

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Had to have a fedora in here and seeing as I don’t yet have a burgundy one this one from Jigsaw (£49) is perfect.

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I love a bit of faux fur – love this multi coloured stole from Asos (£32).

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I absolutely love this Willow Cashmere chunky knit wrap with suede fringe (£235)..I know at that price I can keep dreaming!

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Moda in Pelle Amicascarf £49.95 I spotted this a few weeks ago and I think the lace detail is just stunning.

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Because I love lace, H&M Lace Body in Black (£19.99)

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Oliver Bonas Darya Dazzling Clutch (£34), whats not to love?

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If only going to the market could always be this glamorous! Skoura Multi Silver Sequin Stars Shopping Basket (£45)

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A friend sent me this link and I was immediately smitten with everything in this shop. Hawkhouse (Etsy) Raw Opal Ring (£45)

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Homeware next..

I am obsessed with terrariums and this one is stunning. West Elm Brass Cage Terrarium (£59)

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This is my new favourite shop – gorgeous and ethical. Nkuku Mohani Lantern (£36.95-£49.95)

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I adore everything from Graham and Green and if you are super super lucky someone may well get you this incredible Danube Carriage Mirror (£495 ouch!)

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Skincare and Makeup

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm (£46), because all things Sunday Riley are heavenly…

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette (£65). I don’t think I need to explain this..

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Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise (£29) because Charlotte Tilbury just has to feature!!

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I love this gorgeous nail polish trio from new brand Smith & Cult (£47 online). The bottles alone are beautiful!

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Had to include my new favourite bath oils from Lola’s Apothecary Inner Light Ritual – Delicate Romance (£50.00).

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Sport..???

Lululemon the Reversible Mat 5mm (£62). I will be investing in one of these next year.

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Children

Nacotopocoto (Etsy) Rag Dolls, more like works of art.

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What a beautiful party dress that any little princess couldn’t resist from Zara kids (£17.99)

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Autumn Makeup Wardrobe – New Beauty @ H&M

H&M have recently launched a new range of beauty products and of course I had to take a look and see what was being offered! I have to say I was extremely pleasantly surprised.

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I was after some new nail polishes to start my “autumn makeup wardrobe” and their range did not disappoint. There were so many gorgeous colours to choose from but I finally managed to narrow it down to four perfect reds (£3.99 each). The polishes are really opaque and two coats were more than sufficient. I used Essie Gel Setter as a top coat and the colour stayed chip free for almost 5 days! The four reds I went for were from darkest to light – True Tyrian, Red Carpet, Bordeaux and Red Over Heels.

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Below is True Tyrian.

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The next section that caught my attention was the eye shadows. Again the colour selection is amazing. I was looking for something completely different to anything I already have and this orangey red called In the Red was so perfect. I absolutely love how this looks on, its so unique yet so pretty and wearable (£4.99).

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Finally I moved on to the lips section. There were loads of lipsticks, glosses, stains, creams, etc. It took many many swatches to decide on the Lipstick in Scarlett Fever (£7.99). This is a lovely brick red. The lipstick is creamy but lasts really well.

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The second lip product I chose was the Velvet Lip Cream in Screen Siren (£6.99). This is a matt lip stain. I adore this colour, and it works so well with the eye shadow to create the perfect autumn look.

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There were so many other products including foundations, blushers, powders, bronzers, palettes the list goes on!

Sally Hansen Highway to Heaven

I was on the look out for a true grey when I spotted this colour by Sally Hansen. Its called Highway to Heaven and its from the Complete Salon Manicure range (£6.99)

This range of polish is meant to be a complete manicure in one polish – i.e. Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Colour , Top Coat, Chip-Resistant and Gel Shine!

I love this grey colour but have to say that this doesn’t last that well without a separate top coat – so not the miracle product I was hoping for but a good nail polish nonetheless!

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My Little Box January

This month’s My Little Box is an Energy Box. This is perfect for all of us kick starting our new year’s fitness regimes. I have to admit mine has stayed the same as last year, a bit of cross training, a bit of hot yoga and a bit of weights. Works for me!

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So inside the box were several treats as always including a little magazine, a calendar and a sports bag.

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Also included were a few beauty items all in a lovely cloth drawstring bag. I am getting quite a collection of these bags which is great as they are so useful for travelling!

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So first is a energising face and body spritz from the Little Beauty range, also a Talika day moisturiser.

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Finally a dark red Nails Inc nail polish in Tate.

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