The lovely Claire of The Pram Shed tagged me in the Christmas tag, and I thought it would fit in perfectly with today. The tag is so simple – Just answer the questions, tag a few friends and pass it on! It’s a lovely way to get in the festive mood!
I’ve already reviewed Christmas scents this season, both in candle and Lush Cosmetics form, and I’m here with another one. I already gave this one a small review in my The Body Shop Bloggers Event post, where I picked these up. But here is a full, more in depth review of the three products from the seasonal range I picked up.
It’s understandable that a mix of dropping temperatures, harsh cold breezes, central heating and less vitamin D wrecks havoc on your skin. Drying it out, making it paler and otherwise dulling your glow. But it’s not the end of the world – a few simple changes and you won’t have to ride out dull, tight and sore skin until spring.
I’ve written a few times about my disseration. When I first started trying to post about it weekly, it seemed like ages away that I’d be handing it in. But here we are; Christmas is fast approaching, and I’ve handed in a draft. I have a set of results, a lot of reading to do, and a lot of graphs to make. So as I gulp in anticipation of only having one term of uni left (I’m both terrified and SO DAMN READY!), I’m using today to reflect on everything a dissertation throws at you.
When I planned this post back in October, I didn’t think about it in great detail. At that point we’d dropped a deposit for Peggy, but she didn’t even have a name. We hadn’t considered what her response would be to us putting up a giant tree covered in glittering lights and baubles, although we had laughed at memes of cats staring at pretty lights and decreeing that they must, indeed, murder them!
I feel like I’m very late to the bandwagon on this one. When I went in to buy myself some Lush Christmas Products, I decided that I had to get Snow Fairy. I’d never tried it, but saw it every year and had even recommended it to people looking to get others gifts. So it made no sense that I hadn’t tried it yet!
Never mind the fact that I’ve been a blogger for a year – I finally caved on cyber Monday, when there was a convenient 30% discount on all Urban Decay Naked Palettes, and bought Naked 2. Naked 3 is on my wishlist for Christmas. And I couldn’t buy such a coveted palette and not put together a few makeup looks for it!
But Christmas is not Christmas without some form of Christmas movie being forced on us. So I thought I’d list my favourites anyway. Because if they’ve made this list, they held my attention for long enough, and are therefore certified as entertaining!
I’ve been ridiculously festive this year – I think planning blogmas back in October had an impact on that. But I found myself searching Spotify weekly for a list of Christmas songs to indulge a guilty pleasure – Christmas songs before it’s socially acceptable.
You can usually head out to the shop and pick up a pre made bottle of mulled wine that can just be tipped into a cup and microwaved. But where’s the fun in that? Mulled wine is surprisingly easy to make, with items you most likely already have in your food cupboard. Not only is it simple, it’s fun to make, involves minimal mess, can be made en masse and fills your home with lovely, spicy, Christmassy scent. It’s super warming, and a great drink for both parties and a cosy night in!