Sunday, 15 December 2013

A Little bit of sparkle!

Hello lovely people!

I hope you all having a lovely weekend in the lead up to Christmas. I thought i would just share with you a sparkly twist to a nude nail that I have been loving recently. I love wearing dark colours in the winter but I have been loving wearing this combination. So lets get into it!

It is really very simple, I applied two coats of  Barry M Gelly nail varnish in the shade Lychee, which is a lovely nude shade and gives a lovely finish. Then ontop I have just added two coats of  Barry M glitter nail varnish in shade 349 'Rose Quartz'. I have only used this on one nail just to give a little bit of sparkle however if you wanted to go all out you could use it on all the nails.

So this is my very simple and quick way of making a nude nail wearable at Christmas. 

What are you favourtite colours to wear this time of the year?

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will speak to you all very soon!
love G.x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Update and Top 5 Christmas movies!

Hello lovely people,

So last weekend I had full intentions on posting something however the weekend ended up being a rather special one because I GOT ENGAGED!! It was a complete and utter surprise but I am so happy. It was the best early Christmas present ever! so as you can guess my weekend was full of celebrations. This week has also been busy as I am finishing off assignments and packing ready to go home for Christmas. So I thought I would just do a quick post about my top 5 Christmas movies!

1. Muppet's Christmas Carol
If you read my Christmas tag blog you will know that this is my all time favourite Christmas movie. If you love the Muppets then you have probably seen it but if not watch it.

2. Nativity
Now as a teacher I always think how epic it would be to be able to create a nativity like this! This film is one of those that is really unrealistic but just super funny, but it is a great one for Christmas.

3. Love Actually
Now who doesn't love this film. It basically sums up Christmas. If you don't like romantic comedies then this maybe is not the film for you but this is really just one of those great Christmas movies.

4. The Holiday
Along the same lines as love actually this film is just a really sweet Christmas movies. It is one of those films you could just curl up with your best friends and a glass of mulled wine and watch.

5. Four Christmases
This is a really funny film and is basically about how being a family at Christmas is the most important thing. It is not about how much you earn or what presents you give, it is about being together.

What are your favourite Christmas/holiday movies?

So there is my top 5 Christmas movies. Sorry this is such a short post but as you can imagine my life is a bit crazy at the moment. I will be posting something this weekend so keep your eyes peeled for that. I hope you are all enjoying the run up to Christmas and I will speak to you soon!

Love G.x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas Tag

Hello lovely people!
christmas tree and fireplace #red #traditional
(image from Pinterest)
Its the 1st December!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can hardly contain my excitement!!!! I absolutely love Christmas and today I plan on spending the day watching Christmas movies with some mulled wine. I have some really exciting things planned for this blog over this Christmas period so stay tuned.  However I thought there would be  no better way to kick of the month then with a Christmas tag blog. I got the idea to do this blog from MakeupSavy, so here goes...

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
When i was younger we used to have a real tree every year. I love the smell of real christmas trees, but they are always a hassle to clear up. We have two cats at home and they would always brush against the tree so there would always be leaves everywhere. Then we got a synthetic tree and actually it is pretty good. So after having both i prefer the synthetic, with some christmas tree yankee candles lit.

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I am always a massive fan of a mocha from starbucks and they have just brought out a orange mocha which i really like. If you like Terry's chocolate orange, then you will like this. So I would have to order that.

3: What's your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I have always been very traditional when it comes to Christmas and that includes decorating so I always go for the green and red theme.

4. Giving or receiving?
As much as i love opening presents from the people I love, I absolutely love giving presents. I love shopping for people and giving them something that they may not be asking for but completely sums them up as a person.

5. To mince pie or not?
Definitely to mince pie! I absolutely love mince pies and have been finding really hard to resist buying them until December.

6. What's your traditional Christmas lunch?
Turkey with all the trimmings. My dad does this amazing recipe with the Brussels sprouts where he adds bacon and walnuts and lemon juice, it is just amazing. Christmas lunch is probably my favourite meal of the entire year and I normally get through about 2  plate fulls! Greedy I know.

7. Christmas day fashion
Start the day off in pj's, but for Christmas lunch I will probably wear a Christmas jumper and a skater skirt, or a pair of leggings with some boots. Then I will wrap up warm with some wellies for a walk after lunch with the dog.

8. What's your favourtie Christmas song?
'All I want for Christmas is you' by Mariah Carey. This song mostly involves me dancing round my room in pj's and singing into a hairbrush!

9. What's your favourite Christmas movie?
This was easy, Muppets Christmas Carol! 'Tis the season to be jolly and joyous, fa la la' that is my attempt as singing. I literally watch this movie about 50 times over christmas.

10. Open presents before or after lunch.
Definitely before! We have this tradition where we have a stocking at the end of our bed every year, that has little bits and bobs in, which we open when we wake up. Then we open the main presents from each other before lunch. Then after lunch we tend to open presents from friends who have given us presents.

Just doing this tag has made me so excited! Please feel free to do this tag, I would love to here your responses.

love G.x.