2016 Favourites

So with the end of 2016 now here, its my favourite post of the year. Yearly Favourites, mostly super obvious, but hey - I love reading them, and think they round up the year nicely! 

Haul: What's New

Yes I hauled the week before Christmas - and it was fab! lol Space NK sending me emails and MAC taunting me.... 

I really hope you all had a fab Christmas, and you were spoiled of course, we don't really do Christmas on a huge scale, so I ended up buying bits the week before Christmas...here is what I got.... with swatches of course :) 

December Favourites

December favourites are often forgotten about - with the 2016 favourites often taking priority, so I thought I would take the time to round up this months favourites, before I go into the full year :) So here are the things I have been loving this month! 

BLOGMAS: Entire MAC Lipstick Collection + Swatches

Entire MAC Lipstick Collection + Swatches

Since January this year I have said once I hit 1000 Bloglovin' followers I would share my MAC lipstick collection, and as of 21/12/16 I have reached my goal... I have no idea why I picked this post - probably as it is one of my favourite posts to read - but still, here is is, 2 days before Christmas, but I promised myself.... and hopefully it will come in useful for the next time you are passing a MAC counter... 

BLOGMAS: Making Christmas Warmer Campaign with Cotton Traders*

So last month Cotton Traders contacted me with a opportunity I simply couldn't refuse. With Christmas approaching The Cotton Trader's aim was simply to spread a little Christmas Cheer, especially in busy working environments this close to Christmas. 

BLOGMAS: The Ultimate Guide To Urban Decay Palettes + SWATCHES

Have you ever stood at the Urban Decay counter and wished you knew what you wanted? Yeah me too. Picking a palette is HARD! 

So here is a swatch guide to the most popular palettes. Here you will find the Naked 1, 2, 3, Smokey, Basics, Ultimate Basics, Moon Dust and Electric... and I promise by the end of this post, you will have more of an idea of what you are looking for. 

BLOGMAS: What You NEED From Lush (Before It's Gone!)

It's almost panic time, the doom of boxing day approaching where we know our beloved snow fairy will be discontinued until next year. But which bits will you be picking up in December? Storing away until October 2017....

BLOGMAS: 2016 Empties

Have you ever wondered how much someone can go through in a year? Wonder no more! Think it's fun just to see how much I use up. Safe to say my candle & toiletry use is on par at the rate that I buy them.... but the makeup.... well I need to start using more and buying less. 2017 resolution maybe?

BLOGMAS: December Empties

December Empties feels very final, and no wonder, end of the year and all, so here are the things I have used up over the past month - candles included as always :) 

BLOGMAS: To Me, Love Me: How to Treat Yourself This Christmas

Free makeup, points, tesco, boots

One of the big perks of spending money on other people, is how quickly points will begin to add up on your loyalty cards.

Here are my top picks for which ones to go for - and the items I have bought using points alone! - Who doesn't love freebies? :)

BLOGMAS: A Day In My Life

So there was an article in the Sunday Times style magazine this weekend - mocking the blogging/youtube community using a day in the life format (if you haven't seen it already - its on twitter) It was badly done, and LilyPebbles was majorly pissed off.. so was everyone else really. 

One thing I am constantly asked about my life is how I juggle Work, College, Parenting and Blogging at once, and to be honest I really have no idea - I wish I had some sort of secret answer for you - but there isn't one.... most of the time it is just good luck! 

So between the bad article and the question of how I juggle my time, I decided to do a day in the life for myself... this is a typical Friday by the way, something a bit different - but I hope you enjoy! 

BLOGMAS: For The Love of Packaging & The Blog

Have you ever looked at a product and thought - oh wow, that packaging is just perfection? Well that is exactly what happened when I seen MACs new launch with Mariah... To be totally honest - I really was not a fan of any of the actual products... I found the highlighter way too gold for my pale skin, the eyeshadows were alright - but nothing to be shouting about - and the lipsticks were all a bit "meh" but for some reason - I just couldn't put them down.... 

BLOGMAS: The Unrealistic Christmas Wish List

I loved this post idea, Adrienne from the Sunday Girl posted this on her blog last week, you can view it here and I loved it, who doesn't love dreaming of all the things we would dream to just be given, but wouldn't ask for - and probably wouldn't just go out and buy for ourselves..

BLOGMAS: The Ultimate Christmassy Nail (Seventeen)*

Have you ever seen nail varnish so Christmassy? Seriously they are so beautiful, so so beautiful.

If you are thinking "I can never get my nails that glittery, or ick, what a nightmare to get them off though" Check out this post. It will solve all of your glittery nail problems.  

But here is my ultimate Christmas nail for this year, for every year probably, and will see you right the way through til January.

BLOGMAS: All About Me

So I have been blogging for 2 years now, but I thought today I haven't ever really done a get to know me post... so I figured now would be a good time to do one, give you more of an insight to me and my life - if you care that is! :)

BLOGMAS: How To Make Your House Smell Amazing (For Less than £5)

Blogmas Cheap Christmas Candles

I think I have read and seen one too many candle videos/posts which feature a certain £210 candle from Diptique  sure it is beautiful, and would I accept it as a gift? Hell yes... would I walk into a spaceNK and fork over £210..... no. Why? I am poor and I cannot spend £210 on something I am literally going to set on fire. I was tempted by the smaller cute jars like the green Le Roi Sapin one... but again common sense over ruled and told me no, you do not want to spend £48 on a candle Erin, it's just not going to happen. Plus I burn them ALL the time. I would be bankrupt within a month if I needed luxury candles. So here are my top picks this Christmas, all coming in at under £5, and will have your house smelling like you spent £210 - just remember to hide the packaging.

BLOGMAS: Top Picks From Boots 3 for 2!

So as you all probably know already - boots 3 for 2 xmas gifts have started! They very kindly sent me their top make up picks, and I have also been in store spending my own money - so I thought I would share them with you....

BLOGMAS: How To Apply (And Remove) Glitter Nails Without Fuss

If you are anything like me you will look at glitter polish and think *oooooo so pretty* then hate the applying and removing so much you decide not to bother? Well here is how to apply it opaque - then remove it with zero fuss of hassle. 

BLOGMAS: Too Faced Palette Show Down - Which one? Review + SWATCHES

Too Faced peach, semi sweet chocolate bar palette swatches review

Have you ever just felt so over whelmed by a brands palette selection that you don't even know where to begin? Well this is the one for you. This is a full review and swatches of 3 Too Faced palettes. I am skipping the bon bon, because I don't have it - and really just don't like it... but each to their own. 

Here is my top 3, and which one comes out top. I would also like to note that the Sweet Peach palette is Limited Edition, but is being relaunched in time for Christmas, you should be able to get your hands on it if you are fast! So lets get to it :) 

BLOGMAS: Teen Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Beginner Gift Guide

Teens I think are a dream to buy for, especially when it comes to makeup... so here is my top picks for the bits I would pick to give to a newbie to makeup, the bits that maybe they haven't gotten themselves yet or are on their wishlist already. 

BLOGMAS: Baby, Toddler & Child Gift Guide (From a Parent Perspective) Christmas 2016

This one is a long one, so sorry in advance, I let AJ help me choose items for this, so hope you enjoy it! 

Welcome To BLOGMAS 2016


Who's Excited? I'm excited. I'm also slightly terrified. Lot's of pressure, but also a lot of good content I cannot wait to share with you all.