In beauty

MY SECRET SANTA GIFT!!!

First of all I am sooo pleased with my Secret Santa gift. It is so thoughtful and personal. I received my box 2 weeks before Christmas. I unfortunately missed the postman delivering this to my door so I had to wait a few days before I could go pick up the parcel from the delivery office. I skipped all the way home from the delivery office wondering who had sent me this box.

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iPhone camera lenses review

My dad bought these lenses for his iPhone and I thought I would borrow them and see what they did. My dad thought he had bought 2 lenses, but with my super beadie eye and close inspection he had actually bought 3 lenses. The 3 lenses he bought are a wide angled lens, a fish eye lens and a macro lens. All for the cheap price of £5 something from Amazon I think. He can't remember where he got them other than "off the Internet"


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Guest Post from Kohl Beauty

Hi! I'm Aley from KohlBeauty and Lorilee has kindly invited me to do a guest post! Today I will be doing a review on a Champneys 
Mini Favourites Collection gift.

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In Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works haul - Finally

I have finally got round to taking photos of all the wonderful items my dad bought for me from Bath and Body Works from his recent trip to America. He went to the mall to have a look around and he kindly went into Bath and Body Works for me with a small shopping list. 

Candles - I saw these candles on Carrie Brighton's Instagram and immediately, put them on my list for my dad. 


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IPad and Iphone accessories

I took a trip to the Apple store the other day, well actually I got lost in Covent Garden and went into the Apple Store when trying to find TK Maxx. I discovered that you can get all sorts of accessories for the iPhone and iPad. Check these out. 

iPad keyboard -  this is the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard that you just slot your iPad into and can use it like a laptop. Once you are finished you then attach it like a cover and close it. Only for £69.95 for the iPad Mini and £89.95 for the iPad. This is not cheap.

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Beauty advent calendar update

So far in my Boots advent calendar I have uncovered lots of little beauty gems. Starting with

Day 1 Soap and Glory body wash, which smells so lovely. It smells like most Soap and Glory products, I'm not very good at describing smells, but this smells great. Also it's a great size to take on holiday or for weekends away.

Day 2 Balmi, a bloggers favourite, lipbalm. I have read quite a bit on this product and have only heard good things so I was really pleased this was in day 2. I have waited weeks to get myself an EOS balmi and my dad went to America and picked me up 2 of them, pomegranate and mint, talk about all your buses coming at once. I have yet to open this as I was really excited to open the ones my dad bought me. They are great so I am sure this one will be too. I did notice on other bloggers Instagrames they had the same advent calendar as me but Boots had changed the flavours of these, which I thought was really cool.

Day 3 - nail polish time! I love a good red nail so I was really pleased to see this although Mavala London are not a brand I've heard of, I really love the colour of this polish. It really needs a top coat as after 2 days it started to chip on me. Definitely a great colour for the Christmas season.

Day 4 - Nina perfume sample, this smells wonderful, but as I said above I am not that great at describing what things smell like. It's definitely a girly smell. Although I was a little disappointed that this was a perfume sample and not a small bottle. I am pleased that I could smell this and test it out as it's really nice. Although it did take a few tries at getting it out and eventually with the help of a screwdriver I was able to smell this, but I had squirted half of it on the plastic tray it was sat it.

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Winning a Prize

A few weeks back, maybe even a month or two, I entered a competition on Confetti Letters blog to win a £10 gift voucher for Topshop and £10 for Boots. I don't usually enter that many blog give a ways or competitions, but I entered this one as Louise's little blog is a delight. The give away was in celebration of her blogs 2nd birthday.



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Trip to Kingston with my Parents

Last weekend my parents came to stay and we went to Kingston for the weekend. Here are a few photos from that weekend. 

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#LDNXMASMEET Follow up

So as you know from my previous post that I was going to the #LDNXMASMEET today. I had been looking forward to going to this event all week. I had heard great things about Ellie's Blogger meet ups and she did not disappoint. The event was scheduled for 2pm in a little Italian restaurant in Soho. As I work in the area I knew exactly where this restaurant was and how long it would take me to arrive there. I found the restaurant and the waiter came outside and said you're friends are upstairs and pointed towards the staircase. 

I proceeded up the stairs and was greeted by lots of lovely smiley faces. The event was organised by Ellie, Chloe and Perdi and was well advertised on Twitter. They had laid out lots of goodie bags posters placed around the room. I was told to take a seat and did just that. On my table was Kimberly, Becky, Kohl Beauty and Caroline. There were 4 different tables in total. As we were on different tables, we didn't really get to chat to the other bloggers, but we did say our names and our blogs.

Unfortunately I did not take as many photos as I would have liked, but we spent most of the time chatting, eating and tweeting.

The lovely goodie bags that Ellie, Chloe and Perdi had organised. 



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#LDNXMASMEET

A few weeks back on Twitter I saw the #LDNXMASMEET I know that Ellie is an organiser of London Meetups for Bloggers and she had one in the summer, which I missed as I had to work, so my eyes were peeled for this one. Soon as I saw there were spaces available I replied and signed myself up. 

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Christmas Jumper Day!

December the 13th is officially Christmas jumper day in the UK, where people go to work dressed in a silly Christmas jumper and raise money for the Save the Children charity. 

I bought my Christmas jumper back in September as I knew that last year I missed the boat in Primark. 
Here is my Christmas jumper. 

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Today is my birthday!

I woke up to several birthday cards and a few gifts that I had resisted opening until today. It was well worth waiting to open them though. 
I received a fancy new Michael Kors Watch from my parents (Thanks Dad and Mum).



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Buying a Camera Lens

I bought my Canon 550D on holiday in Fuerteventura and have been using the lens that came with it for nearly a year. I discovered some of my friends in work have similar Canon cameras and you can inter change the lenses between models, which is great! One friend lent me a pancake lens and the other a Prime lens.

I want to purchase a lens for my camera and I cannot decide which one to get, I am swaying more towards The Pancake Lens.


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Secret Santa Gifts

Are you involved in a Secret Santa? It's only 3 weeks away from Christmas and the Secret Santa selections are being made already. I have become involved in a blogger Secret Santa set up by Jess from Dungarees and Donuts I have bought, wrapped and posted my gifts to my secret Santa choice.  

This is the first time I have done anything like this and wanted to share with you my experience of the whole thing. 

Firstly, to sign up via twitter was exciting as I had already been told that the original secret Santa I wanted to become involved with was full and I wasn't able to join, but I was pointed in Jess's direction and I was quickly signed up. I had to send a quick email to Jess saying my budget, things I like and things I don't like. Once enough bloggers had signed up, this like the previous one, it was closed.  Jess worked out our matches' depending on what prices we wanted to spend and we were sent an email with our matches. 


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Horse Riding

I went horse riding with my friend last saturday and again I had a wonderful time. This time I was much more comfortable on the horse as I wasn't too worried about falling off it. Although it was a little colder than last time I went and I got that lovely sun burn on my neck.

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CHRISTMAS BEDDING

Having discovered the world of blogging and YouTube at full force last January, I was excited to discover the wonderful world of Christmas bedding. This year I was on the look out for a really cool looking Christmassy bedding and Primark have not let me down. 

I changed my duvet covers on Tuesday morning so my flat is very Christmassy now with my tree up, my little elves on ski's and my Christmas heart up. 


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My Boots Advent Calendar

First of all I would like to say that this advent calendar is amazing! It offers variety and surprise. Much better than a chocolate advent calendar as you know you are going to get a piece of chocolate every day. Whereas, with this advent calendar I know I am getting a beauty item, but I don't know which one (unless I go onto Instagram before I open the door).


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What happened to my blogging?

Yep! I am asking myself the same question. I started off October well with regular blog posts, then we hopped over into November and that disappeared right before my eyes and now I am sat here and it is December. I had thought about writing a post a day for December, but as you can see that has failed miserably as I haven't posted anything yet. However, I have decided to do a photo a day of my December events and post them to Instagram. I have started a photo a day for my advent calendar gifts. Then another photo a day for the rest of December using JustBlogSteph idea, where you have to post a photo following her list.


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