Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Christmas Everyone!!!



Hope you are all enjoying your Christmas, you have now eaten your body weight in chocolate, sweets, turkey, ham, roast potato's, and brussle sprouts!!! Your contemplating a nap in front of the telly, dozing watching your favourite Christmas movie, snuggled up with your friends and family in your favourite pj's.... sound about right?

Well I hope I find you well and enjoy the rest of your day!

Christmas wishes, hugs and kisses!

xx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Blogmas Day 24 ~ Christmas Eve ~ #OOTD


Feeling festive so got me a Christmas Jumper!!! #OOTD

Hope everyone is ready for Christmas, presents wrapped???

I'd like to thank everyone for all your support and lovely comments over #Blogmas, I hope you enjoyed it!

Happy Christmas!!!

xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

~ Blogmas Day 23 ~ Last Minute DIY Gifts ~


Crafty, creative gifts are my favourite. Adding the personal touch to a gift brings a smile to every recipients face.

 

That in mind I set about making these candy cane hot chocolate bauble's , be careful you can't drop these like I did!!!

Materials/Ingredients:


  • Empty Baubles from a craft shop
  • Hot Chocolate Powder
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Candy Canes
  • Ribbons
  • Tape


Method:



  • Fill half the bauble with hot chocolate powder, press down to compact.
  • Crush up a candy cane and add a layer on top of the chocolate powder.
  • Top with mini Marshmallows.
  • Seal bauble with a bit of tape. Try not to shake as layers may become combined.
  • Add same ribbons for both hanging and decoration. And maybe a mini candy cane...

Sweet Stockings



This was an easy one

 

Supplies:


  • Assorted Sweets
  • Brown Paper
  • Red Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors

Method:


Cut your paper into stocking shapes.
Fill with sweets
Sew all edges closed


Reindeer Poop


Supplies:


  • Maltesers
  • Cellophane Bags
  • Coloured Cards for labelling

Label reads:


"I've hear you've been naughty,

so here's the scoop,

all your getting is

Reindeer Poop"


Retro Sweet Box



I've seen these everywhere but you can easily make your own after a trip to your local sweet shop.

Supplies:


  • Sweets
  • Cake Box
  • Ribbon


Everyone would love to receive these gifts, they are functional, tasty, decorative and Christmassy!!!!

Hope you feel inspired to give a homemade gift this year!

Send me your creations and leave some comments!

xx

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

#Blogmas Day 22 ~ More Nails ~


Just a small post today about the festive nails I'm rocking this week!


Still using the Essence The Gel Base Coat and Top Coat but this week I've added this lovely Essence Colour & Go in A Hint of Love. It's a sparkly red shade perfect for the festive season! (also my Primark stripy lounge pants make me feel like an elf!!!)


                                                                  xx

Monday, 21 December 2015

Blogmas Day 21 ~ Don't Forget Yours Pets This Christmas ~


I make my Chinchilla little treats and toys all the time, she's like a child who plays with the box not the toy mostly so I thought it best to just give her the box.



This Chew Block, which she does like, came in a box which I stuffed with hay and one raisin in the middle so she can chew through the box eat the hay and then find the raisin!

I now recycle all boxes, like this chocolate box which I stuffed with Barley!

However if you don't feel crafty (more like exhausted this close to Christmas) you can buy some Christmas Treats, Toys, Stockings or Jumpers from your local pet shop, ebay, amazon, even your grocery store!


Picked these up in dealz for just €1.49

 
Everyone loves a Christmas Jumper
 
 
Or maybe some Toys
 
 
 
Or a stocking for your hungry pet!!
 
 
 
Also don't forget to keep your pets warm in the cold weather or chinchilla cool if your heating is on!!!
 
 

Hope you and your pets have a Happy Christmas
 
xx

Sunday, 20 December 2015

#Blogmas Day 20 ~ Why I love Christmas ~ Chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate! And at Christmas everyone loves giving me chocolate!!!

Lovely Cadbury Selection Box



Weathers originals, love these

Butlers The Festive Menu


The obligatory tub of Celebrations...



and this one, I was hoping this was one giant Ferrero Rocher but alas it was not to be, but I still love these and this is my second box!!!! If anyone wants to get me the mixed selection too I'd love that!

 
 
Are you getting lots of chocolate this year??
 
Enjoy all the lovely food!!
 
xx

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Blogmas Day 19 ~ Baking Gifts ~



Doing some Saturday Shopping? Why not pick up some baking gifts?

One thing I have in common with my bestie is a love of baking and all things pretty!!!
So this is what she's getting this year... (hope she doesn't see this)


What's in the box??


  1. Box is a cupcake box from €0.90

  2. Wilton Candy Cane mini baking cases

  3. Bake me I'm yours... Cakepops Book can't remember the price

  4. Bake Me I'm yours... Cupcake note cards  just €1

  5. Jane Asher's Cake Pop silicone Moulds just €1.49

  6. Jane Asher's White Chocolate Stars and Red glitter sprinkles €1.49

  7. Jane Asher's Writing Chocolate Decoration tubes €1.49

  8. Jane Asher's Cake Pop Sticks €1.49

As always wrapped it all up in cellophane and stuck on some Christmas bows!!!

So I hope I've inspired you all make some personalised gifts and boxes from friends and family this year!!!

xx

Friday, 18 December 2015

Blogmas Day 18 ~ Christmas Nails ~



Thought I'd Christmas up my nails with some Nail Polish. I used Primark P.S. Gold nail pen, Essence Gel Top Coat and Base Coat, all from Penneys / Primark and Stargazer Black from Moonshine!!!



Went with black as it goes with everything, perfect for winter nights and glittery gold stripes for the party season, just like a bauble!!!


 
xx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Blogmas Day 17 ~ Throwback Thursday~ Rokit



It being Thursday and with my crafty Blogmas in full swing I thought I would do a Throw back to my Rokit Vintage Christmas! Amongst other things I made lots of Handmade Christmas Stockings from Vintage Fabrics!



In case anyone doesn't remember in 2010 we had a white Christmas! Walking through the snow every morning, making stockings all day... Ahh Christmas....


Hope everyone at Rokit Vintage is keeping well!


Check out their website or call into one of their stores for some vintage apparel!

 
xx

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Blogmas Day 16 ~ DIY Christmas Cards~



As you will already know I love all arts and crafts and I want to incorporate this passion into Christmas and Blogmas. So I have decided to make Handmade Christmas Cards!

Materials used:


  • Coloured Card
  • Fabric/felt etc.
  • Interfacing
  • Ribbon
  • Beads
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ink
  • Happy Christmas Stamp

now that you have all your supplies get crafty, use your imagination!

I went with a Christmas tree theme. Sometimes it's easier to follow a theme, as there are so many different design ideas and one could get carried away!



Hope you feel inspired  to make some personalised handmade Christmas cards for your friends and family!

Send me pic's of your creations!

xx

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Blogmas Day 15 ~ DIY Christmas Gifts ~ Mason Jars & Sweets & Treats ~



Again Craft is the way forward with gifts, everyone will remember getting a heart felt, homemade gift. Plus these can be frugal and budget friendly!

I recently purchased some mason jar glasses... thingies.... see for yourself...



I didn't know what to do with them but then I had a moment of genius whilst grocery shopping!
I was wandering the sweet isle trying to resist temptation when I came across a bag of mini fudge bars on sale, my mum likes these but the plastic bag don't look too fancy!!



Then I had the idea of filling the mason jars with sweets and treats! I also got Liquorish Allsorts and Chocolate Mint sweets!

See ... these look so fancy and all for under €10!!!!



Anyone out there making their own Christmas gifts??? Please share!!

xx

Monday, 14 December 2015

Blogmas Day 14 ~ Rouge G de Guerlain Review Again!


Ok I know I just did one of these but as I raved about my love of this lippie my Mum picked up another one for me as she passed through an Airport in England! Much better value too! £26 (€35.39/ $40.10)

This one is in the shade B21 Bianco





So here’s my review:


Formula:



They say        “Exceptional Complete Lip ColourLipstick is reinvented in an exceptional jewel with Rouge G, a subtle balance of intense colour and the comforting pleasure of a creamy lip balm. Behind this magical creation is an astounding formula: the unique combination of ruby powder for spectacular radiance, hyaluronic acid spheres for perfectly smoothed lips and wild mango butter for lasting hydration.

Lips are intensely coloured, perfectly smoothed, moisturised and plumped up. For excessively perfect lips!”

This was a rich creamy texture which feels really nice. 10/10

Staying power:


Better than 15 due to colour intensity 9/10

 

Packaging:


Ok 10/10 with the built in mirror this is the best packaging I have seen in a long time!!

It is a bit bigger and as recently pointed out to me heavier than your regular lipstick, but it’s worth it to have the mirror and overall glamorous look!

Smell:


They say:      “The light, delicate scent of a vanilla "floriental" leaves its incomparable mark on Rouge G de Guerlain. Top notes sparkle with a lemon, orange and bergamot accord. The rose and iris heart exudes sweetness. The vanilla and tonka bean dry-down gives Rouge G all of its intensity.”

In short it smells lovely! 10/10

Price:


Though a bit cheaper than my previous one still a bit on the pricey side but we all deserve a splurge every now and again so why not. 6/10

Overall I still love this product, I feel an addiction starting!!!!

Anyone else tried any Guerlian Lipsticks?
Leave a comment with your opinion!
 
xx
 

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Blogmas Day 13 ~ Whitty Gifts ~


We all have friends who invite you around never telling you that their home is lacking a few key basics.... tea, milk, toilet paper!!!

My solution to kindly point out their shopping failures this Christmas.....



I found this on Pinterest (like the obsessive I am) pinned from here

The Gift Tag reads:


"Money is scarce and times are hard,

So I'm giving you this Instead of a card.

Some for you and Some to share,

So bottoms up Just cause I care"


All you need is Toilet paper, Boggly eyes, orange card for noise, Card for Gift Tag, Cellophane, curling ribbons!!!



Hope everyone likes this idea and your friends get the hint!!
Can't wait to see how it goes down!!!

xx

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Blogmas Day 12 ~ #OOTD

#OOTD

So I went shopping today with a plan to but some thigh high boots, saw some lovely grey ones in Primark. Unfortunately they were sold out in grey but I tried the black and as always they looked awful!!!!

Does anyone else out there have difficulty buying boots that fit your calves and thighs???

Todays boots as almost all boots were massive!!! I mean I could have fitted both my legs in one!!!!

I appreciate the wide fit that many brands provide for feet, these are so comfy and stop squishing your toes, however I wish brands did a slim fit leg, especially with elasticated fabrics.
Why stretchy boots are too big is beyond me!!!

We have regular fit and wide fit but where is the slim fit????!!!!! Please help designers and buyers in shoe and boot land????

Rant over...

Reason for my shopping was that I wanted to try this lampshade trend!!!







My solution, cut up tights and wear as really long leg warmers!!!! (but really I want boots that fit)




#OOTD woolly jumper to keep me warm, leg warmers and Wallis boots (quite a good fit, could be a bit tighter) !!!!


 
xx

Friday, 11 December 2015

Blogmas Day 11 ~ Friday Fashion Fix ~ Christmas Party Season

Christmas Party Season is now in full swing so take advantage of this and wrap up in statement coats, fluffy, feathery, glittery, sequins and velvet pieces! Don't forget a bit of colour... red anyone?


Red Velvet any one?
 
 
 

How about some glitter with these sequin trousers???

















Check out my wish list from Boohoo.com



and River Island...




Why not try the Lampshading Trend like Kim and others...


From Boohoo I found this velvet top over pvc leggings all wrapped up in knit over thigh high's???


Tell me about your Christmas Party outfits??

xx