Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Decorating the house for Christmas is one of my favourite things to do, so as soon as the first weekend in December is upon us that tree is up, my seasonal candles are burning and the festive bedding is well and truly on. Usually I’ll stick some Christmas tunes on in the background whilst I potter about getting everything in its rightful place and then stick the first Christmas film on and embrace all things Christmas under the blanket! Although I may need to venture out this year and watch Christmas With The Coopers at the cinema (Out Dec 1st), I’ve heard it’s the new Love Actually and I love that film so I’ve got high hopes for this! It follows four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Ahhhh I’m SO excited!

Anyway, typically I’ll stick to the same colours each year and go with something that goes with the colour scheme in the living room and the above items would fit well with that, mostly anyway! But next year we’ve got this room on the list for decorating. Last year we did our bedroom a nice cool mint, this year one of the spare rooms had a makeover and it’s now beautifully white but next Christmas I’ll have a new living room and I can’t wait! I don’t really know what I want to do just yet, but these living room ideas are giving me lots of inspiration! Homify is a great website, it’s an online platform featuring home ideas and inspiration, interior design, architecture, DIY projects and tips for every room in your house. It’s a bit like Pinterest but specifically just for the home. At the moment the living room is very neutral with creams and browns which I do really like so not sure whether to keep it quite neutral or something a bit more colourful. I do really like grey at the moment though! I guess should probably decide soon though so I can get some decorations for next year in the sales!

When will you be putting all of your Christmas decorations up? What’s your colour scheme?


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Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Shall we all take 5 to appreciate the pure beauty and yummynes of these Biscuiteers Christmas Biscuits? Aren’t they just incredible?! I first heard/tried Biscuiteers at an event a couple of years ago and I had my own personalised VIPXO dress which was so cute!

Although they create one of collections like this Beatrix Potter and Marvel gift set. Biscuiteers are more known for their seasonal products throughout the year, so think boxes full of your typical hearts for Valentine ’s Day, shoes and bags for London Fashion week and Frankenstein for Halloween. You can get the idea, but I think their Christmas collections are by far the best! I love the Snowman and Snow Dog!  

This gorgeous snowy themed limited edition Advent Calendar Gift Tin contains 24 festive all-spice biscuits. Inside the hand-illustrated gift tin there’s an array of snowy creatures and festive birds which have all been lovingly made. You can buy this set on its own or with an actual calendar for all your biscuits to live in for December. 

These biscuits make a really lovely and unique gift and I can’t wait to share them over Christmas with my loved ones.... if they last that long! They really are delicious and you can tell a lot of thought and effort goes in to each which makes them really special!

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Monday, 23 November 2015


TOP: Nobody's Child  // SKIRT: Nobody's Child // SHOES:  Primark (similar here)

Yayyyyyy an outfit post! It’s been SO long but they’re still one of my favourite posts to do! Unfortunately I don’t get to see Jenny as much as I used to so these posts aren’t as frequent as they used to be but I’m pleased to say I have a few to post over the next few weeks which should keep me going until our next meet up. It’s always funny shooting in a public place as people usually stop and watch you which after all these years you think I’d be used to, but nope, it’s still incredibly embarrassing!

This outfit is from Nobodys Child who very kindly offered me some pieces from their new website. They’re actually pretty reasonable price wise and with £50 I managed to get two tops, a skirt and pinafore dress which you’ll see in another outfit post. They’ve got some really lovely pieces on there at the moment, perfect for the party season! I love this dress!

After having a really busy few weekends recently it was nice to have one at home and it also meant I managed to get loads of blogging stuff done and as it stands I have posts going out every day until 16th December at least! I have my ‘vanity room’ nearly sorted so I’ll do a tour of that soon.
I can’t believe it’s Monday already, and half way through November. This year has literally flown by. It only feels like I’ve been in my job for a month but I’ve been here since April and our holiday to Santorini feels like a distant memory. Next year I’m thinking Iceland for an end of the year trip, it’s still my dream to see The Northern Lights!

I’m super excited for Christmas this year as we’ll at my parents for Christmas day and we’re staying over! I’m such a home bird and the fact I get to spend it with the people I love most is all I want. I can’t wait to play silly games, watch rubbish TV and eat and drink all day and alllll night! Myself and James have decided to have our own Christmas on the 28th as we’re off to Birmingham for shopping and an overnight stay. He very much has the feeling that he’d rather to get me things that I want and not what he thinks he’ll like so this was the best option and who’s going to turn down shopping with the fellas credit card?! We’re staying in the city center in a 4* hotel too so it should be a really lovely couple of days!


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Saturday, 21 November 2015


I know I’ve said it before (and it won’t be the last) but every now and again an email will pop in my inbox and which will make me do a little dance of joy at my desk, this was one of those emails. The 2015 Look Fantastic advent calendar, aka the giant pretend fairy tale book of dreams landed on my door step with a thud a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been impatiently waiting for December 1st ever since.

You probably won’t be surprised when I tell you that it sold out within 48 hours. So for that reason, I’ve decided to keep it as an advent and open each day as it comes. I could open them all now and blog about it, but you wouldn’t be able to buy it so I didn’t see the point. Although no longer available, you can buy the limited edition beauty box or take out a monthly subscription. You can even buy next year’s advent calendar if you’re really gutted you missed out!

During the month of December, and as we open our windows, Look Fantastic will be sharing tips and tricks about the products on social media and they will also have daily blog pots going live on their website too so you can still be involved.

Roll on 1st December!