Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve Make-up: Laid back gold

NYE Makeup

The New Year is right on our doorstep. If you, like me, opt for a (comparatively) quieter New Year’s Eve festivities, then this makeup look may be right up your alley. This is my go-to glam, yet understated look that shouts “I’m here for the party, but not overdoing it!” I especially love this look as it is still house party appropriate whilst still having the glitz and glam that we all love to put on for New Years. This year I will be applying this neutral, gold look that’s comfortable and not too out-there. The gold lining gives the look instant New Year’s Eve glitz, but is paired back by a neutral eye and lip. Continue reading

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NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set Swatch and Review

Nars Digital World Swatch

Of all the Christmas sets that were available in stores this year, the NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set was a clear favourite of mine.The set includes five, travel-sized lip pencils, including a sample of the Velvet Matte range and Satin Lip Pencil range. The Satin pencils in the set are Descanso and Torres Del Paine, and the Velvet Matte pencils are Iberico, Yu, and Cruella. Continue reading

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December Favourites

December Favourites

The end of December is near! To wrap up the year I have rounded up a few of my favourites throughout the past month, which have seen me through the party season and beyond. As I compiled my favourites for the month, I noticed a theme: glow and shine! Continue reading

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Christmas Baking: Choc Honeycomb Ice cream Cake

Ice cream cake

 

I just love ice cream, especially when it’s boiling hot outside. I also love cake. So mixing the two to make ice cream cake is like heaven on Earth for me! This is my surprisingly quick and easy ice cream cake recipe that is always a crowd pleaser. Continue reading

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Sunday Evening Routine: Christmas Edition

Christmas Sunday Evening Routine

Ah Sunday evenings! My last opportunity to relax before another full week at work and university. This Sunday evening is especially important as it is the last Sunday before Christmas. After a full day of last minute shopping, I am looking forward to a relaxing evening at home to mentally and physically prepare myself for the coming week. Continue reading

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Christmas Tag!

Christmas Collage

With Christmas being only 5 days away now, I thought it would be a perfect time to do a little Christmas tag. Christmas has certainly come around quickly this year, but I love this time of year so I’m excited for the holidays to kick in once I finish work next week. Without further adieu, I present my responses to the Christmas tag… Continue reading

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What’s In My Bag: Christmas Party Edition

What's In My Bag Christmas

Although I cannot deny that I’m a bit of a nanna when it comes to going out – I’d much prefer to stay at home with a movie than hit the bars – when the weather starts to warm up and the festive spirit is in full spring, I feel revitalised and keen to hang out with friends. I find that to get me through the various parties and catch-ups, I have a few key essentials that never leave my party clutch and will see me though any adventure that comes my way! Continue reading

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Christmas Baking: Festive Vanilla Cookies

Christmas Vanilla Cookies

One of my favourite things about Christmas is getting into the kitchen to whip up a storm to share with friends and family alike. Whilst I love to get stuck into the cooking, I often find myself short on time due to the various commitments and inevitable Christmas shopping that also comes around at this time of the year. That is why I love this Christmas Vanilla Cookie recipe so much. It’s quick, easy and is customisable to your own tastes and preferences. Plus, it’s always a hit and the cookies never last on the plate long! Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Guide: Secret Santa

Christmas Gift Guide_Secret Santa

My final gift guide is a collection of ideas for Secret Santa, Kris Kringles and generally other gifts under $20. These gifts are ideal for both girls or guys of all ages. Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

Gift Guide Him

Guys! They are so difficult to buy for! I find myself struggling every year to find the perfect gift for the guys in my life. I’ve been thinking about this gift guide for a while and I’m pretty happy with the gifts I’ve rounded up. Continue reading

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