BLOGMAS – DAY 21 – December Favourites

Hey guys,

Welcome to the 21st day of my blogmas! Only 4 days left! Today’s post is going to be my favourite products from this month!

So let’s get started!

Body care

Sleepy, mask of magnamity, snow fair body conditioner from Lush and VeeBeautyLdn’s eyelash and eyebrow serum and two lip balms. I love using all of these, definitely would recommend for you guys to try it out!

The body scrub by what’s in it for me, smells edible and leaves your skin feeling incredible! (Haha rhymes)

Fragrance

So fragrance were kind enough to gift me with these beauties at the Blogosphere Christmas festival last weekend and they all smell so lovely! So affordable and pretty! You can purchase these from most boots stores and would make great stocking fillers!

Face mask

Im loving this face mask at the moment! You can check out my full review on L’Oréal’s pure clay masks here.

Makeup

This is a recent buy of mine from Urban Decay and it is the Heavy Metal palette. Don’t let this picture fool you, this palette is HUGE well.. in comparison to their other palettes. I swatched it in the shop and bought it then and there that’s how much I loved it! Will do some looks using it soon!

Hair care

I was also luckily enough to be gifted these at the Blogosphere Christmas festival too by Ogx! I LOVE their hair products! Been using their shampoo and conditioners for maybe 2 years now, my hair definitely thanks me for it!

Books

This is my favourite book of this month! I love it! Check out my review for it here.

Netflix

These are my two favourite series at the moment, not just for this month but they’re what I’m watching this month! If you haven’t seen either or any of them I definitely suggest that you should!!

What is your favourite product of this month?

Thank you for reading today’s post, if you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 20 – The Christmas Tag

Hey guys,

Welcome to my 20th Blogmas post, today I’m doing the Christmas Tag! I was tagged by Judanna and Emily, thank you both so much!

So let’s get started!

1. Favourite Christmas Movie & Why?

Elf! Well who DOESN’T love elf?!! It’s such a funny and feel good Christmas movie!

2. Top 3 Songs On Your Christmas Playlist?

Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande, Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé

3. Favourite Christmas Tradition?

My current tradition is going to winter wonderland every year and so far it’s definitely my favourite! Love going there as there’s so much to do and see!

4. What Is On Your Christmas Bucket List?

To go to the Christmas markets in Berlin, was going to go this year but looks like it’ll be next year haha

5. Buddy The Elf or Ebenezer Scrooge?

Definitely buddy the elf!!! I love Christmas!

6. Best Thing About Being A Parent At Christmas (alternative if not a parent; Favourite Thing About Christmas For You?

My favourite thing about Christmas is the atmosphere and the movies! I love getting snug and watching a Christmas movie, makes me feel so festive!

7. What Is One Present You Asked For As A Child, But Never Received?

A dog! Every single year I wrote on my list that I wanted a dog, never happened! Got a soft toy though and a dog robot.

8. Do You Have Any Christmas Eve Traditions?

When I was little we used to have a mini roast, watch Christmas movies and open one present the night before. This has stopped though unfortunately

9. Which Festive Beverage Tickles Your Tinsel?

It’s crazy but I’ve never actually tried mulled wine and I don’t know any other festive drinks so I’m just gonna say my usual favourite which is vodka and cranberry.

10. Best Present You Ever Received?

My first ever iPod, I had saved up for it for months (before I had a job) and I had the right amount of money for it on Christmas Eve but my dad insisted the shops would be waaaay too busy, and that I should wait till after Christmas. Then the next day woke up and found out he had got it for me as a Christmas present!

11. Sprouts on Christmas Dinner? Yay Or Nay?

Naaaaay

12. What Would be your ideal Christmas?

Surrounded by my own family hopefully one day, I think Christmas is way more special when there’s a young child in the family. I can’t wait to have Christmasses with my future children.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I’m not going to tag anyone but if you want to do this post please feel free to!

If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here

Thank you for reading,

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 17 – Favourite parts of 2017

Hey guys,

Welcome to my 17th Blogmas post and happy Sunday!

In today’s post I will be reflecting on the past year and the best parts of it.

2017 wasn’t a perfect year and it has had its downs but I prefer to focus on the positive parts. Christmas is such a busy time but I also think it’s the right time to have some down time to reflect, which is what I done for this post.

So here are my favourite parts of 2017:

• Starting a new relationship with Graham. I can’t say meeting Graham cos I met him in 2016, but since us starting our relationship I’ve never felt happier. I’m not going to go into all the soppy details cos he knows exactly why he makes me happy.

• Starting my new job at the school, since working here I’ve realised you don’t have to be stressed at your job and you can have fun! I love the people I work with and I love what I do, 2017 wouldn’t of been nearly as good if I didn’t get this job.

• Starting this blog is another big favourite. Thanks to having a blog I’ve met some amazing people who are so kind and lovely and have helped me so much even without realising it.

• The gigs I went to this year, I haven’t got the best memory but to the best of my memory I’m sure that I’ve seen all time low, you me at six, Ed Sheeran and Sean Paul this year as well as going to the summertime ball.

• Going to Cyprus with my best friend and her parents. I love going on holiday and the weather was so nice, we did loads of nice things and made some wonderful memories.

• Going to Bournemouth and Brighton with Graham. Those two little trips made big memories.

• Going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour because I LOVE Harry Potter and it was a truly magical experience which I’m going to relive next week yay! Check out my post on my experience here.

And that is it! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it!

If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

What is your favourite part of this year?

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 16 – Secret Santa gift ideas

Hey guys,

Welcome to my 16th post and happy Saturday!

This is the first year I haven’t done a secret Santa but when I did I really did struggle to find something to get.

Today is a quick post as I feel like I’ve done a bit too many gift ideas posts (sorry!)

Let’s get started…

Depending on your budget it could be up to £5 or £10, here are some ideas:

For a joke you could get them Stressticles

Under £5 – purchase them here

Lush Bathbombs

Check out my lush haul post from Thursday it’ll give you some ideas on which bathbombs to get!

Cinematic light box

£10 – purchase from here

Party pong

£5 – you can purchase it here

Yoga dog book

Do they like dogs? If they do they’d love this!

£5 – you can purchase it from here

Thank you for reading today’s post! If you missed yesterday’s posty check it out here.

Are you doing secret Santa this year?

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 15 – Last minute Gift ideas

Hey guys,

Welcome to day 15 of my blogmas, today’s post is going to some ideas for last minute gifts. If you’re like me and leave Christmas shopping to the last minute then hopefully this post will be of help to you!

So let’s get started…

Fluffy socks

Because…well who doesn’t love fluffy socks?

Primark

Primark

Scarf, hat & gloves set

Perfect present for this time of year!

Accessorize

Accessorize

Mug

Which again is perfect for this time of year, who doesn’t love hot drinks in this cold?

New Look

New Look

Jewellery

Nearly everyone loves costume jewellery and it’s a lovely gift to receive.

River island

River Island

Gift sets

There are so many different types of gift sets out there to get, makeup, bath, nail, perfume and many more

Boots

Boots

Gift voucher

If all other ideas fail then why not get a voucher for their favourite shop.

If you missed yesterday’s post then you catch up on it here.

Thank you for reading today’s post!

Have you done all your Christmas shopping?

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS DAY 14 – Festive Lush Haul

Hey guys,

Welcome to day 14 of my blogmas! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks already! It’s absolutely flown by!

Linking back to yesterday’s post one of the main ingredients to a true pamper session is of course …..(drumroll please)…..a bath bomb!

And where better to get a bathbomb than lush?!

Today’s post is going to be of the bath bombs/bubble bars that I recently purchased from lush and the keep in the spirit of blogmas I chose only festive ones!

Christmas Sweater

The snowman bubble bar

Christmas Eve bubble bar

The magic of Christmas bubble bar

Star light star bright

To purchase any of these you can get them from a Lush store, from the Lush app or online here

(Due to my mums allergies I’ve only used one of them! So no review on them as of yet, sorry!)

Thank you for reading today’s post!

What is your favourite Lush bathbomb?

Love, Jess x

BLOGMAS – DAY 7 – My Christmas Wishlist

Hey guys,

Happy Thursday! Only one day till it’s Friday, whoop!

Today’s Blogmas post is going to be my Christmas Wishlist! If you’ve missed yesterday’s post you can read it here. Link

If you need ideas for presents for others or even for me I hope this helps!

So without further ado, here are the things I’m wishing for this Christmas:

Here are the links where you can purchase any of the above:

Morphe Jacilyn Hill palette £37

Pandora Disney princess crown charm £55

Pandora Disney Mickey Mouse spacer charm £40

ABH brow promade- medium brown – $18

Paperchase recipe journal £14

Makeup Revolution gift set- 12 days of Christmas £40

Next woolly bobble hat £14

River island purse £14

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! Let me know in the comments what’s on your wish list this year!!

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 6 – My Christmas traditions

Hey guys,

Happy Wednesday! We’re already halfway through the week woohoo!

Today’s Blogmas post is going to be on my Christmas traditions, if you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

When I initially thought of this idea I thought I had more traditions than I actually do, so it may be a little brief! But I guess it’s more about the quality of the traditions than the quantity, right?

So let’s get started, my Christmas traditions are:

• Spending a day with my parents putting up Christmas decorations (spoke in more detail in yesterday’s post)

• 12 days of chocolate- my dad used to hide 12 chocolate angels on my Christmas tree and on the 12 days leading up to Christmas I was allowed to eat one piece of chocolate. They used to tell me that fairies put them on the tree for me. (Definitely going to do this for my future children)

• Opening a present on Christmas Eve, me and my mum and dad used to all sit together and would choose one present to open (we weren’t allowed to choose the big ones)

• Box of chocolates, mostly heroes or celebrations on the whole month of December. We would snack on them when watching Christmas movies. It was so cute

• Having our Christmas meal all together, with crackers of course!

• On Christmas Day after opening presents, we sit down and watch a Christmas movie that’s normally on ITV1 together then my mum starts cooking and me and my dad watch another movie together

• When I was younger my parents would bring me to Butlins, which is like a holiday camp/park (sort of) which is great for children! I used to love going there

• We always would go see a pantomime, I used to love it so much!

That’s all of them! (I double checked with my dad) you may have noticed that I used past tense in some of the traditions as I no longer do some of them now as I’ve gotten older and the relationship with my parents has changed dramatically.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s posts and can relate to some of my traditions!

Please leave a comment on what your traditions are, I’d love to hear about them!

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 4 – Gift guide for her

Hey guys, today is day 4 of blogmas and I’m already feeling the struggle!

Today’s post is a gift guide for her, as yes it can be hard to buy for us girls but if you know her interests then I hope this post can be of help to you!

If you missed yesterday’s post check it out here it’s a gift guide for him

These gifts could be for your friend, girlfriend, sister, Mum, cousin…etc and depending on your price range some of these gifts might just be perfect! (If I’ve done a good job)

Jewellery

Most girls love a bit of bling as it helps to make the outfit look just a little bit more glam

You can get some lovely costume jewellery from accessorise, Topshop or river island (my personal top 3)

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If she is into more elegant jewellery and you don’t mind spend that bit more then pandora is the place! Swarozki is also good as well as h samuels but again this depends on your price range and how much you’re willing to spend on this certain person.

Pandora

(Pandora has a Disney collection so if she’s a lover of Disney then I highly recommend something from the collection!)

Makeup

If she is a lover of makeup then why not treat her to a makeup gift set!

Boots and Superdrug both sell some really good ones!

Boots | Superdrug

Gift sets

Sometimes it’s hard to pin point what to buy someone so if you have a vague idea on what they like then a gift set is perfect!

You can get all sorts of gift sets! Some of these are:

• Perfume

• Nail sets

• Socks

• Bath sets

• Body shop gift sets

And many more!

Boots | Superdrug | The Body Shop

Box sets

If she loves a series and is non stop watching it then why not treat her to the box set! That way she can watch it whenever she wants!

Here are some popular box sets that you could get

Lush bath bombs

Everyone should know how amazing Lushs’ Christmas range is amazing so why not treat her with a pretty bath bomb! She’s sure to love it!

Lush

Lush bath sets are a perfect idea, they’re small and sweet! Most gift sets from Lush contain one or two bath bombs and a little gel, depending on the set.

Boots & Superdrug do some lovely bath sets as well

Candles

Around Christmas time it is lovely to have candles around to help it feel festive and cosy at this time of the year. Nothing says Christmas more than a room lit up by candles and smelling like eggnog or ginger.

Yankee candles have some really lovely candles, here are some examples:

Yankee candles

Personalised gifts

I don’t know about you but I always feel personalised gifts are just that extra bit special. There’s so many options from personalised frames to personalised notebooks! Amazon is a great place to get personalised gifts and keepsakes!

Fashion

And if none of the above ticks your boxes you can’t go wrong with a cute gloves, scarf and hat set! Perfect for this time of year too!

River Island | Accessorize

And if she’s a shopaholic or just loves to treat herself once in a while but is fussy then why not a voucher for her favourite shop!

These are all the ideas that I could come up with, I hope it was helpful to any of you who are struggling to buy presents for your friends and family.

Just a little reminder, don’t stress too much over presents, as Christmas is more about being with friends and family and making lifetime memories and that is the most important.

Thank you for reading today’s post and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post when I will be sharing my Christmas tree with you! Yay

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 3 – Gift Guide for him

Hey guys, welcome to my third day is Blogmas, it’s a gift guide for him!

I personally find it incredibly hard to find good presents for my dad and boyfriend. I find ‘gift guides for him’ extremely helpful so here’s mine! I hope it’s helpful!

Depending on who you are buying for and how much you’re willing to spend here are some ideas.

If they’re a lover of games:

• Call Of Duty – WWII

• FIFA 2018

• Battlefront 2

• Gran Turismo: Sport

• Assassins Creed origin

• GTA 5

You can purchase these here.

If he is into sports:

• Trainers

• Sports clothes (football tops..etc)

• Tracksuits

• Hoodies

You can purchase these sort of things from JD Sports, Adidas, Nike or Sports Direct.

Other bits:

DVD’s / box sets

Are there any movies he loved at the cinema or one that he hasn’t seen yet but you know he wants to? Why not surprise him with one/two this Christmas?

Here are some popular DVDs from this year

Here are some popular box sets

You can get these at amazon and hmv

CD of his favourite singer/band

If he enjoys listening to music then why not treat him to a CD of his favourite artist.

Aftershave sets

You can purchase some good deals at boots and Superdrug.

Gift box sets

You can also purchase these at boots and Superdrug.

Socks

You can never go wrong with a gift set of socks

You can purchase these Here

You can purchase these from here

Clothes

If you know their style and size a top/jumper/sweater is always a good shout. You can get these from here or here.

Personalised gifts

Nothing is more special or personalised than a personalised gift. You can get some really good gifts from here.

Hope this post was helpful, thank you for reading!

Tune into tomorrow’s post to see my gift guide for her.

Love, Jess x

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