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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Life: Christmas shop, a face of the day & a giveaway!

Face: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer & Maybelline Fit Me Powder
Eyes: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara*
Cheeks: Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Stila Gerbera Convertible Colour & NARS Douceur Blush
Lips: MAC Lovelorn Lipstick

It's been a really long time since I last did a face of the day, I forgot how difficult it is for me to take a picture of myself where I don't look odd. As soon as the camera is pointed at me I seem to gain three extra chins and lose the ability to smile without looking like a crazy lady! I used to dread the morning after the night before when all the pictures would be uploaded to facebook, all my friends would be there looking stunning in every picture and then there would be me, looking like a gargoyle in the background (I'm kidding, well.. a little!) - I'll have to dig a few up to show you one day!

Bourjois might just be the brand that does my favourite foundations, thank you healthy mix (& a decent layer of concealer) for making my skin look way better than it actually is. I'm still loving the Maybelline Fit Me powder too, that stuff is seriously amazing! How it doesn't look cakey, even when I put a lot on I don't know. Actually, Maybelline are really doing well right now I think, I'm really enjoying the Sculpting Brow Mascara from this month's GlossyBox*. Even though it's not quite the right colour, if I just use a little I think I can get away with it!


It's pretty cold outside now and I've been bundling up in my favourite coat that I bought from Matalan, my Gryffindor Scarf (house pride!) that I bought at the Harry Potter Studio Tour earlier this year and my favourite chunky knit mittens from New Look. Even though it was hidden underneath my scarf, I also wore this sweet hare necklace* that was gifted to me from Jana Reinhardt. Their pieces are seriously stunning, so simple and elegant. If something catches your eye, be sure to use the code blogger20 to get £20 off all full priced pieces - I'm not getting paid or anything to mention this, just wanted to share!

I often forget how lucky we are to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside, it's something I need to stop taking for granted and instead get outside and explore it next year. We had a little bit of shopping to squeeze in before Christmas and Mark had to find a seasonally appropriate jumper to wear to work over the next few days. We're excellent at leaving things until the last minute over here!

We also stopped by the Christmas shop in our favourite garden centre (yes, we have a favourite - pass us our walking sticks and slippers already!) but you know, that place is pretty magical inside during November and December.  I fell in love with this beautiful light-up Victorian street scene. They have these every year and I always manage to talk myself out of buying one - I think next year I'll have to get one though and maybe pop it in our front window.

As we were driving home there was the most wonderful sunset. The sky turned a stunning burnt orange colour and there was a distinct chill in the air. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

Love, Jennie
xoxo

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54 comments:

  1. Stunning photos! I am a Gryffindor too according to the Pottermore test.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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  2. I'm getting the Bojouris foundation for Christmas, looks amazing! Can't wait. x
    www.daisydaisyxxo.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow that little village is so cute! I love stuff like this when you go to Christmas shops <3 and that Hare necklace is gorgeous :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. It was super cute. They even had a little pet shop one where you could look through the window <3

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  4. Stunning countryside! I really miss living in the country now! I used to love the Christmas shop at my local garden centre when I was younger, I got all excited that Christmas was on the way aha. I really enjoy this type of post :) xxx

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    1. Ahh but you live in the city and that's so much fun! xo

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  5. My parents have quite the collection of these Victorian village houses and they look so festive each year!

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    1. They're so lovely, I especially like the ones where you can look in the windows and see cute details inside <3

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  6. Love your wee catch ups Jennie :) xx

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  7. love that pink lip colour! Lovely festive photos :) x

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  8. My mom has winter villages, and I used to love it when we were little setting them up, including the little ice rink and dotting the trees around. I say get it, they are fun!

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  9. I really like the lipstick on you, lovely pink peach flush! We LOVE garden centres, even more so at Christmas, ours just had a revamp and we actually go there for breakfast! (I know haha)

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Eating breakfast out is the best! xo

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  10. Gorgeous photos, you look beautiful! There's no shame in liking garden centres, our local one is pretty spectacular and we are addicted to their fab cafe! x

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    1. Thank you sweet lady! They're so lovely to have a wander around and the cafe's are always lovely! xo

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  11. You look very pretty! I love going to garden centres at this time of year... so many decorations!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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  12. I just discovered your blog and I totally love it! The layout is perfect and your subjects are cool ;) New follower here! X Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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  13. Harry Potter scarf <3
    Jasmine from Rabbitwood
    xo

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  14. I had no idea that garden centres did any sort of Christmas displays! I thought you'd gone somewhere very chic until I reached the bottom. Also, lovely to see a Gryffindor scarf!

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    1. They manage to completely transform the inside into a winder wonderland each year <3

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  15. I am the same with photo's Jennie! I always take about 50 before I find 1 suitable for my blog!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  16. That's such a gorgeous picture Jennie & I always think you look stunning in your pictures - you manage to look pretty, confident & friendly all at once, that's no mean feat! <3

    Very much liking your stylish bag too!

    Sophie xox soinspo

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  17. Goodness, your skin is just glowing! You look gorgeous. It is so nice to get into a Christmassy mood isn't it? I start feeling so appreciative of where I live and the people around me. Christmas makes me soppy!
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    Chambray & Curls

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    1. It really is! There's a real joyous feeling in the air <3

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  18. It looks so lovely where you live- and I really like garden centres this time of year too :)
    Daniella x

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

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  19. The hare necklace is very pretty! Beautiful photography! x

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    1. It's one of my new favourite pieces of jewellery <3

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  20. I love the Maybelline Falsies Mascara! Have been wearing it everday. Yea Maybelline are doing really well.
    The chunky knit mittens are so cute, I want those too :P

    Your newest follower...:)

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  21. You look amazing, Jennie! Loving how Christmassy these photos are by the way, England seems like an amazing place to be during the festive season :)

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  22. You look beautiful Jennie! I love your little necklace. :)

    Tara xo

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  23. Beautiful photos! You remind me a bit of the model Bette Franke, especially your eyes! :)

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    1. Oh blimey, she's stunning - thank you! If I looked even a tiny bit like her I'd be a very happy lady! xo

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  24. What are you talking about? You look gorgeous in every picture :)

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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    1. Oh gosh, you should see the outtakes ;) haha xx

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  25. you're looking great in your face of the day picture! but yaa i know what you mean i'm also one of those people who get super shy and awkward when i have a camera pointing at me! i'm much better with the camera pointing at something else haha. i've always wanted to try to spend a christmas in the UK, everyone's blogs and facebooks and youtube videos make it look so dreamy and festive!!!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Thank you lovely! I love being behind the camera, not so fond of being in front of it! xo

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  26. I love that you have a favourite garden centre! They do have lots of lovely christmassy things though :) Your make up looks gorgeous, you are so pretty :) xx

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    1. All of the little festive decorations they have always puts me in the festive spirit <3 xo

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