Blogmas Day 13: Christmas Nail Polishes

Hi guys, Paige here. Today I am going to be sharing with you some christmassy coloured nail polish ideas, so if you are trying to find a christmas nail polish then you have some more options.

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The first few options are the Tanya Burr polishes. I have yet to try these so I don’t know how good they are as nail polishes but the colours are really pretty and christmassy. The silver glitter is glitter rain and is more of a glittery top coat than a stand alone colour. The red one is a lot brighter in person as is the colour festive red. The gold one is my favourite out of these three and is the colour glitter frosting. I got these all in my Tanya Burr advent calendar so I’m not sure how much they are to buy separately.

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Again with these one the camera didn’t do the colours justice. These are all from the brand technic and I got all these in a set as a present. I’m not sure if they are still the same price but last time I bought a single technic one it was only £1 so they are really cheap. These nail polishes dry fairly quickly and only need one or two coats. They don’t have individual colour names on them because I got them in a set but they are sold at body care. The red and purple are a lot darker in person and look more festive and the silver is metallic but also glittery in person if that is possible.

Thank you for reading, I hope this post was helpful.

Bye for now,
Paige x

 

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Blogmas Day 12: Things to do in Winter

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few ideas of things to do in winter. Also I am about half way through blogmas now and am starting to run out of ideas so if you have posts that you’d like to see please let me know.

1) Snowball Fight/Sledging
2) Decorate for Christmas
3) Wear Christmassy Coloured Nail Polishes
4) Wear Red Lipsticks
5) Listen to Christmas Songs
6) Buy Christmas Presents
7) Drink Hot Chocolate
8) Christmas Movie Marathon
9) Take Festive Photos
10) Count Down To Christmas

First Impression Review:

On the 12th I opened the 12th door of the Tanya Burr advent calendar. In this door was what might be the prettiest nail polish colour I’ve seen.

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I can’t really say much other than it is a really pretty colour and that I can’t wait to use it after I have finished school as well as that I really like the packaging of all of her products.

Thank you for reading, hopefully you got some ideas out of this.

Bye for now,
Paige x

 

Blogmas Day 11: Winter School Essentials

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am doing another essentials post for blogmas. This one is winter school essentials, most of these I have all year but I especially like to have them in winter.

1) Headphones

I have these all year round anyway and there isn’t really a reason why I would need them any more in winter. I have these for when I’m on the bus or if I’m walking on my own.

2) Bobbles and Bobby Pins

If I am am wearing my hair down in winter and the weather is bad, it is likely that it will go frizzy so I need to have bobbles and hair pins for if its really bad. I normally have a regular bobble on my wrist which I use if I want to keep it up all day but if I have dance or PE and need to tie it up I use the bumpy one in the picture as it dints my hair less.

3) Hand Gel

Again I normally have this all year round but in winter it is definitely essential I don’t really want another cold. I have one that smells of strawberry laces which beats the smell of normal hand gel.

4) Lip Balm

I think I might have included this in at least two winter essential posts already but its also an essential for school in winter. In my bag I have the Jack Wills one and it is the rose scented one.

First Impression Review:

On the 11th I opened the 11th door on the Mad Beauty, Beauty and the Beast advent calendar. In this door was a rose scented shower gel. I don’t really like the smell of rose, but as with the hand cream this isn’t too strong and actually smells quite nice.

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Also the packaging is really cute and the colour of the shower gel is pretty.

Thank you for reading, I hope this post was helpful.

Bye for now,
Paige x

Blogmas Day 10: Winter Skincare Essentials

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am doing another winter essentials post but this one is about skincare. I use most of these all year round but I thought I would share with you the ones that I think are most important in winter.

1) Moisturiser

This one is pretty obvious but moisturiser is pretty essential. I have oily skin but I still use a lot of moisturiser all year round, let alone in winter. I use two different moisturisers, one for under my make-up and one for night.

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I use the simple light moisturiser for under my make-up as it isn’t too oily and doesn’t make my make-up look weird. I then use the simple anti-blemish moisturiser for night which is a little bit oilier than the other one.

2) Face Masks

The face mask that I use doesn’t say it is moisturising but I think it it so I’m going to include it. This one is a really easy one that isn’t messy and only takes three minutes. I have the simple deep cleansing face mask which says you can use it once/twice a week.

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3) Lip balm

I think I have already mentioned this in one of my winter essentials post but I found my nivea one so I’m including it again. I get really dry lips in winter and this lip balm really helps.

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4) Mario Badescu Rose Water

I don’t really use this as skincare but more as a setting spray for my makeup. My skin wasn’t the best when I used it directly on my skin so I stopped and decided to use it on top of my makeup instead. This just helps to stop my makeup drying out my skin and also helps my makeup stay on longer.

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Also it looks half empty in the picture but I have only used about a quarter of it.

Thank you for reading, I hope this post was somewhat helpful.

Bye for now,
Paige x

Blogmas Day 9: Winter Lipsticks

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am going to be sharing with you some of my ‘winter’ lipsticks. As I have have mentioned in previous posts I don’t really suit red lipstick, so some of these are more on the pink side but they would all work as christmas coloured lip sticks.

1) Jack Wills Lip Crayons

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I have had these a while so I’m not sure if you can still get them but these came in a pack of four lip crayons with two light pink shades. The red one is a bright red and is one that I don’t really wear often but the other one is more dark pink which suits me more and would still pass as a christmas colour.

2) Tanya Burr Lipgloss

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I got this in the Tanya Burr advent calendar and have already talked about it in a few blogmas posts. Again this one is more pink and suits me better than red would. It is one of her lip glosses in the shade cranberry melt and is really pretty.

3) M&S Lipgloss??

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I’m not a hundred percent sure but I think this little lip gloss was from M&S. It isn’t a very dark red when you wear it like it is in the bottle and so is a more subtle red lip gloss. Again I’m not sure if they still do these as I got this a while ago.

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The first picture was taken without the flash and the second was which shows the how glossy each of them are. From left to right they are the M&S one, the pinker Jack Wills lip stick, the red Jack Wills lipstick and the Tanya Burr lip gloss.

First Impression Review:

On the ninth I opened the ninth door of the Mad Beauty, Beauty and the Beast advent calendar. In this door was a rose scented hand cream. I don’t normally like anything rose scented but this isn’t very strong and I actually really like the smell of it.

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The packaging on it is cute and, like the rest of the products in it, is a good size for an advent calendar.

Thank you for reading,

Bye for now,
Paige x

Blogmas Day 8: Winter Lazy Day

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am going to be doing a post similar to one I have done before but for winter instead. I’m not really going to talk about anything I did in the last post though so if you want to read my last lazy day post then click here. That post isn’t the best so in this post I have decided to talk more about what I like to do on a ‘lazy day’ in winter.

1) Wear Fuzzy Socks

It’s winter, meaning its cold and my feet are probably cold so I need fuzzy socks. I literally bought these socks before but they are already my favourite thing. They are really cute and comfortable even though they leave fluff everywhere. They are little polar bears with pom pom ears and a glittery scarf. I got these from primark for £2 and definitely recommend them.

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2) Christmas Music

Seen as its nearly christmas and I still don’t feel christmassy because school is a thing, christmas music makes me feel a little bit more festive. I have a post of my top ten christmas songs here if you want to know which songs I listen to.

3) Hot Chocolate

Winter is probably the only time I drink hot chocolate often but I don’t really know why I don’t drink it more often throughout the year. Hot chocolate when its cold is just nice in general and good to have on a lazy day.

4) Read Blogs, etc.

I think I mentioned this in my last one of these posts but I like to catch up on other blog posts or work on writing some of mine. You could also read a book which to be honest is something I don’t do very often and probably should, but in the picture is the Tanya Burr book which I have actually read. I also have had a lot of revision for mock exams recently and have English lit revision to do now so this is also something I would use this time for. I normally sit wrapped in a blanket when I’m doing this, again because it’s cold.

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5) Watch Christmas Films

I think I mentioned watching films in my last post but as it is nearly christmas, watching christmas films is another way to help me feel more christmas. I started watching christmas films well over a month ago because some of my favourite films are christmas films. My two favourites are The Polar Express and Elf but also really like Arthur Christmas and Nativity. This is good to do while drinking a hot chocolate or also in the background when I am doing revision or homework.

I hope this post was helpful or at least more helpful than my last and that you got some ideas of what to do around christmas.

Thanks for reading,

Bye for now,
Paige x

 

Blogmas Day 7: Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few inexpensive christmas gift ideas. I’m going to try and give different ideas for different people but I’m not sure how many I will cover.

Inexpensive Gift Ideas:

1) Lip Balms/Nail Polish

These both sort of fall in the same category and can both be bought without it being to expensive. You can get good and cheap nail polishes from brands like technic and also from boots and superdrug. These also work for a range of ages and can be adapted depending on the type of person you are buying for.

2) Light Boxes

I know I always talk about light boxes on this blog but they aren’t expensive and are really cute. I got mine from New Look and I think it was only £10. I did get the A6 size one but the bigger ones are still inexpensive. You can also get chalkboard calendars and speech bubbles which are similar and also inexpensive. I got mine from New Look also and I think it was only £15.

3) Blankets, Fuzzy Socks etc.

Especially around this time blankets and fuzzy socks are a good thing to have. I have fuzzy socks from primark and they are actually my favourite thing. You could also get things like eye masks and give them as a set.

4) Tsum Tsums

If you are buying for someone who likes disney or someone younger then this is another option. These again are adaptable depending on who you are buying for and what disney films they like. I think they are £3 from the disney store and £3.50 from Clintons so they are quite cheap.

5) Chocolate

You can’t really go wrong with chocolate so long as the person you are buying for likes it. Obviously this one is also adaptable and there are loads of options on which to buy.

I hope this post was somewhat helpful, but thank you for reading.

Bye for now,
Paige x

 

Blogmas Day 6: Winter Beauty Essentials

Hiya guys, Paige here. Today I am going to be sharing with you some of my winter beauty essentials. These are just my top few beauty related things that I think are nice to have in winter.

1) Red Lipsticks :

Despite the fact that red lipstick doesn’t suit me I am still going to include as I will wear it at some point around christmas. Obviously it is a very christmassy colour and makes regular make-up a bit more festive.

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This is the Tanya Burr lip gloss in the shade cranberry melt which I got in the Tanya Burr advent calendar. I did a mini first impression review in an earlier blogmas post if you want to know my opinion on it but this lip gloss is a little bit pinker and suits me more than a normal red lip stick would.

Lip Balm:

This one is pretty obvious but lip balms are pretty much essential in winter. I get really chapped lips and should probably use lip balm more often seen as I always forget.

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I also have a nivea one which is my go to but I can’t find it so it isn’t in the picture. Also lets ignore that my baby p=lips ones are upside down.

Body Scrub / Moisturiser:

Another kind of obvious one and again another one that I should use more than I do. Body scrubs and moisturiser are essentials for the cold and are just nice all year round to be honest.

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I use the Zoella body scrub which smell really nice and is in the biggest container. I also have the Body Shop mango body sorbet which actually smells amazing.

First Impression Review:

On the sixth I opened the sixth door on the Tanya Burr advent calendar. In this door was a silver glitter liner. I am going to be honest I didn’t own a liquid eyeliner until yesterday and that is because I have no chance at doing it right. I am definitely going to try and use and hope that I don’t mess it up too badly.

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However the colour is very pretty and the packaging is so cute.

Thank you for reading,

Bye for now,
Paige x

 

 

 

 

 

Blogmas Day 5: 2017 Playlist

Hiya guys, Paige here. Sorry about the late upload of yesterday’s post, I wrote it but then forgot to post it. I know I only did a playlist post a couple of days ago but I saw the 2017 playlists that spotify have made for everyone’s accounts and decided to make a post about it. I have wanted to do a top 100 songs for a while but it was so difficult to think of 100 songs. This is the playlist that came up on my spotify and I probably wouldn’t have put them all in myself but I think it is interesting to see what I have listened to this year and to listen to songs that I haven’t heard in a while. I have made a version of this playlist on my spotify so I will leave the name of it at the bottom of the post if you want to be able to listen to any of these songs. Also there are a few covers in this playlist so I am going to put the artist as the one in the playlist.

2017 Playlist:

  1. One Last Time – Ariana Grande
  2. All Night – The Vamps
  3. Wake Up – The Vamps
  4. Hands – The Vamps
  5. Be Alright – The Vamps
  6. Alive – Sia
  7. Into You – Ariana Grande
  8. Death of a Bachelor – P!ATD
  9. Staying Up – The Vamps
  10. Rest Your Love – The Vamps
  11. Middle of the Night – The Vamps
  12. Emperor’s New Clothes – P!ATD
  13. Side to Side – Ariana Grande
  14. 143 – Bars and Melody
  15. Truce – Twenty One Pilots
  16. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time – P!ATD
  17. Live Your Life – Bars and Melody
  18. Break Free – Ariana Grande
  19. Skin – Ran’n’Bone Man
  20. Volcano – The Vamps
  21. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – P!ATD
  22. Stay Strong – Bars and Melody
  23. It’s A Lie – The Vamps
  24. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  25. Hopeful – Bars and Melody
  26. Shades On – The Vamps
  27. Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys
  28. Shape of You – Bars and Melody (cover)
  29. Before You Start Your Day – Twenty One Pilots
  30. Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance
  31. This is Gospel – P!ATD
  32. Colors – Halsey
  33. The Greatest – Sia
  34. Out Loud – Gabbie Hanna
  35. Fall Away – Twenty One Pilots
  36. Faded – Bars and Melody
  37. Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy
  38. YOUTH – Troye Sivan
  39. Thousand Years – Bars and Melody
  40. Where is the Love? – The Black Eyed Peas
  41. Stay – The Vamps
  42. Voodoo Doll – 5SOS
  43. The Run and Go – Twenty One Pilots
  44. Unsteady – X Ambassadors
  45. Faded – Bars and Melody (this one is a cover and not the same as 36)
  46. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  47. Permanent Vacation – 5SOS
  48. House of Gold – Twenty One Pilots
  49. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Ariana Grande (cover)
  50. R U – Niki and Gabi
  51. Sad Song – The Vamps
  52. Skinny Love – Birdy
  53. Fluorescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys
  54. Hometown – Twenty One Pilots
  55. Alone Together – Fall Out Boy
  56. Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day
  57. Bloodstream – Ed Sheeran
  58. Can We Dance – The Vamps
  59. Girls Talk Boys – 5SOS
  60. Slows Hands – Niall Horan
  61. Stressed Out – Bars and Melody (cover)
  62. Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
  63. Ride – Twenty One Pilots
  64. The Only Hope For Me Is You – My Chemical Romance
  65. Lithium – Nirvana
  66. Into You (3LAU Remix) – Ariana Grande (Not sure how I found this one)
  67. Tag, You’re It – Melanie Martinez
  68. Let in The Sun – Take That
  69. Young Volcanoes – Fall Out Boy
  70. Jet Black Heart – 5SOS
  71. Helena – My Chemical Romance
  72. Oh Cecilia – The Vamps
  73. The Pantaloon – Twenty One Pilots
  74. Havana – Camila Cabello
  75. Beauty and the Beast – Ariana Grande, John Legend
  76. Basket Case – Green Day
  77. My Place – The Vamps
  78. Unconditional – Bars and Melody
  79. You Don’t Know Me – Ariana Grande
  80. Bohemian Rhapsody – P!ATD (cover)
  81. Sugar, We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy
  82. Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
  83. Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
  84. Jungle – X Ambassadors
  85. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  86. Discover – Bars and Melody
  87. Don’t Stop – 5SOS
  88. Instruction – Jax Jones, Demi Lovato
  89. Something’s Gotta Give – All Time Low
  90. Somebody To You – The Vamps
  91. Almost is Never Enough – Ariana Grande
  92. Amnesia – 5SOS
  93. Na Na Na – My Chemical Romance
  94. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  95. Kicking & Screaming – All Time Low
  96. Pompeii – Bastille
  97. Satellite – Gabbie Hanna
  98. Old Scars / Future Hearts – All Time Low
  99. LA Devotee
  100. Titanium – Sia

As you can probably tell the music I listen to is pretty random but there are some obvious favourites in there. Most of the songs in the second half I haven’t listened to in a while so it was nice to listen to them again.

First Impression Review:

On the fifth I opened the fifth door in the Mad Beauty, Beauty and the Beast calendar. In this door was a cherry scented lip balm. I absolutely love the vanilla one in day one and this is no different.

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The packaging is pretty similar to the one in day one except the pink is a bit darker and it has Mrs Potts and Chip on it instead of the rose. This one smells really nice and is really moisturising like the first one.

Thank you for reading,

Bye for now,
Paige x

Spotify Playlist

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Playlist: Top Songs 2017

 

Blogmas Day 4: Christmas Essentials

Hiya guys, Paige here and welcome to day four of blogmas. Today I am going to be sharing with you some ‘Christmas Essentials’. These aren’t really beauty products but I’m thinking about doing a beauty version of this post later on in blogmas. Also none of these are actually ‘essentials’ but they are just things that I think are festive.

Christmas Essentials:

1) Fairy lights:
I always have fairy lights in my room but if you are looking for an easy way to make your room look festive then fairy lights are a good option. I have star shaped ones from Primark which I think were £4. I would definitely recommend this but I love fairy lights so that could just be me.

2) Christmas Countdown:
I think this is a really cute way to feel festive and is really easy. You could do this in whatever way you like and this is something I do every year. This year I am using my light box to countdown however you can buy things dedicated to counting down to christmas or use something like a chalk board.

3) Festive Nail Polishes:
This is a more subtle way to be festive but again is really cute and easy. Red, silver or glitter nail polishes are perfect for christmas and are really easy to find at this time of the year.

First Impression Review:

On the fourth I opened the fourth door on the Tanya Burr advent calendar. In this door was a really pretty silver sparkly nail polish. This is a really good size and is actually bigger than most nail polishes I already have.

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The flash was on in this picture which helps show how glittery the nail polish is. It is a really pretty colour and I can’t wait to be able to use it. It is a clear polish with glitter in it I think so I think I am going to use it over the top of a different colour, as though it was a glittery top coat.

Thank you for reading,

Bye for now,
Paige x