Saturday, 8 December 2012

Blogmas Day 8: Five Things & Five Blogs I Love Friday #41 (errr, on a Saturday - oops!)

So, I missed a day of blogmas yesterday! I was trying to get a video edited and uploaded but I totally remembered why I don't edit videos on my super old laptop, the two just don't mix. Needless to say I got super annoyed and spent the rest of the evening flouncing around in a huff. What can I say? Always a child at heart. That's only child syndrome right there, getting annoyed when things don't go my own way!

One. Christmas Decorations!  

If it were possible (i.e. if I were allowed to!) I would totally leave Christmas decorations up all year round. Although, in a way I'm glad I'm not allowed to do that because I think they would lose a bit of their magic if they were up all the time. I love all the colours, all the tinsel & all the fairy lights everywhere. They just put me in a happy mood and make me smile a lot!
Two. Bubble Baths! 

As soon as the temperature drops I become quite the bubble bath addict. My current favourite bubble baths are the Neom Luxury Organics Tranquility Bath Foam, which is super relaxing & perfect for before bedtime and the Organic Surge Spiced Lily Foaming Bath which smells super festive and absolutely gorgeous!  


I was lusting over this little blush duo as soon as I saw it popping up on blogs a few weeks ago and although it took a little while, I eventually caved and purchased! I'm a huge fan of Illamasqua blushes and I've been eying up both of these shades for months! I haven't ever hit pan (or even been close!) on a blush before so I don't mind that these are a little smaller than a regular blush and I like having them both together. I'm hoping that Illamasqua will bring out some more duos soon, especially a cream duo because that would be amazing!

Four. The Cold Weather!

This might seem like a crazy thing to love, when it's so cold, but I just love it! I hate hate hate feeling too hot, but the cold I can totally deal with. I'm all about the chunky scarves, thick jumpers & ear muffs! The skies get a beautiful icy blue grey glaze and that familiar crunch of the frost bitten grass underfoot is sheer perfection!

Five. Embracing a healthy lifestyle. 
I have a bit of a ramble about this in my current non beauty favourites video that will be uploaded as soon as I can get it edited, but it's so nice to be able to see a difference after deciding to implement a bit of a lifestyle change. I'm fully aware that I will never be a size 8, it's just not how I'm meant to be but I have a goal in mind and I'm getting closer to it!


What have you been loving this week?
Any favourite blogs?
xoxo

58 comments:

  1. I love Rosie's blog too! It's one of my favourites :)
    I've chosen baths over showers lately, they're the best this time of year. That Organice Surge bath stuff sounds amazing! Can you get it in boots? Think I might have to buy some.
    Well done on your healthy eating etc, especially this time of year - it can be so difficult, I find it easier in the Summer as I feel less hungry but I am also trying to be healthy in the run up to Christmas :) xx

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    1. I don't think they're in Boots anymore, I know you can find it in Waitrose and I think John Lewis as well as online :) xo

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  2. I adore bubble baths..especially in this cold time of year. Nothing is nicer :) I love Rosie's blog too..definitely one of my favourites! xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  3. I love bubble baths!! Lovely pictures :)

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    1. They're super lovely on a cold night! <3

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  4. I've been lusting after the blusher duo too, but I've told myself to wait until I've used up my other blushers first. I'm also on a healthy eating change, it's given me so much more energy and I feel less bloated. Let us know how you get on!

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  5. One of my favourite blogs at the moment is What Peggy Said: http://www.whatpeggysaid.com/ off to check out your faves of the moment now too!

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    1. Ooh thank you so much for linking! <3

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  6. Ooooh that Illamasqua blush needs to be mine. I will most definitely pick that up for myself when I'm shopping for christmas presents next week! Beautiful photos, as always xx

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  7. oooo i love all those things as well!!

    xoxo

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  8. Lovely pictures dear! And the blush duo is lovely! :))

    XO,
    Andrea

    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  9. I desperately want the illamasqua duo too, I even swatched it but had to be sensible :(

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  10. Looking forward to your video! You mentioned this on yesterday's post but anyways, I also love handmade Christmas cards but mine also turn out ridiculous and sloppy. :( I hate buying cards and feeling generic. I wish I was better at crafts. xx

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  11. Bubble baths are definitely a must, however, I would never attempt it in my student house as its not the best looking tub. The blushes look great too I'm about to run out as well so i may need to invest :) xx

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    1. Aww yeah, my student bathroom wasn't great either!

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  12. oh wow, thank you so much for mentioning my tiny blog jennie! I'm so surprised and stoked! :)
    you're so sweet, you've made my day :) :)

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  13. I love Jem's blog too! Beautiful clutter is soo pretty, all the photos make me wish I was more crafty! Will have to check out the others you listed :)
    I've been loving baths and Christmas decorations too! Not the cold weather so much though :(
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too, her blog is stunning <3

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  14. Gorgeous photos, and yep I love the cold too!!
    XO

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  15. oh i have so many blogs i love, you know.
    thanks for sharing so many lovely stuff with mee!<3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love your photos! I wish I could leave the decorations up too, it's so heartbreaking to put them away each year! :( xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, I hate packing all the sparkly things away! xo

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  17. Bubble baths are my ultimate winter favourite xxx

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  18. I think i'll join you in the healthy eating department!
    Sophie
    x

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  19. Oh you babe, thanks for the mention :-D xx

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  20. I was just thinking how lovely this post was and how alike we are and then my little name pops up at the end! Thankyou so much lovely, means a lot, especially as yours is one of my absolute favourites too! Christmas trees, bubble baths and colder days are just the best things.xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

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  21. That Illamasqua blush is amazing. I really love their eyeshadows, so I must get around to trying the blushes.

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  22. The blush duo is gorgeous. I don't think I would ever use up a Illamasqua blush so have two smaller ones is a great idea. x

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    1. It is so nice having them both together :) xo

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  23. Bubble baths are amazing, especially in Winter <3 xx

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  24. yay i love doing all these things <3

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  25. I have to say I do quite like the cold weather, I love wrapping up in knitwear and feeling cosy but I really don't like snow! I always think I'd like to Christmassy stuff all year round but your right I think it would lose the magic! xx

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  26. Nothing like a beautiful hot bath. Have you ever tried the Lush bubble bath? If you're addicted to bubbles it's worth looking at. I've heard nothing but good things about Neom bath. Can't wait to try it! :)


    www.sweetdarlingblog.com

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    1. I've not tried much from Lush before, will have to get a few things I think! xo

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  27. I love the cold weather too, although today I went out for 15 minutes and came back with my nose frozen.

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    1. Aww that doesn't sound fun at all! :( xx

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  28. Ooh the Illamaqua blush duo looks gorgeous I wish we could still get this brand in Ireland xx

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