All posts tagged: christmas

What I Got For Christmas 2014

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and got everything you were hoping for. I always love seeing what others got for Christmas and so I thought I would do a post myself, showing you my highlights!  I was inundated with incredible treats this year, many of which have been on my wishlist for months! Firstly I got a few books. One I’d been thinking of getting for a while now was Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. I’m not a massive fan of ‘rule books’ when it comes to make up however I’ve heard such wonderful things about this and so I was pleased to find it under the tree. I then opened some wonders from Laura Mercier. The Ambre Vanillé Honey Bath, Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Cream, Creme Brûlée Soufflé Body Cream and the Fan Powder makeup brush. I have been using the body soufflés day and night since I got them and I think they’re an amazing moisturizer. Not too thick at all and they sink into the skin beautifully …

Noël

My parents venture to the Longshaw Estate every year to pick out our family Christmas tree, choosing the perfect one is always a task my mother takes in her stride and this year she delivered. With ceilings towering over ten foot, our tree needs to be spectacular! I find myself feeling far more festive than I ever image I will once the tree is up and I’m decorating it with the family. We have a tradition to always pick up unique christmas ornaments from around the world when we take one of our Dale Adventures and so our tree is filled with hand painted baubles from Budapest, crafted elephants from India, beaded angels from New York and wooden creations from Morocco. My favourite decoration is always the glittered ballerina, I much prefer unique, elegant and classic ornaments. This year we picked up our mantle piece garland from The White Company, one of the best we’ve had I think! I’ve only just started to shop for everyone’s gifts but some Cinderella themed presents already lay under …

Chanel Christmas Collection 2014

The minute November clocks, so does the countdown for the limited edition Chanel Christmas collection. Every year I eagerly scout my favourite counters and quiz them on what is to come. This year was no exception. I glided through John Lewis ready for a preview of the glittery anticipated promise and I was not disappointed. This year, I feel Chanel have stepped up their game. I love everything! From reds to gold to platinum, Chanel have it all this holiday season. I quickly picked the two I knew I simply could not live without and I am tempted to buy back-ups! The first product I reached for was the new red nail varnish in Phenix 687. A berry red, more than perfect for Christmas. I was all ready to grab Vamp but after my eyes viewed the rouge, I knew Phenix was the one and one perfect to add to my ever growing collection. Chanel Le Vernis are my favourite, they last really well on my nails without chipping, they’re glossy and pigmented with two coats …