Thursday, 31 December 2015

November & December Favourites

Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo
My hair becomes so dry & brittle in the Winter, I need everything I can to make it look & feel it's best. This shampoo from Garnier has really helped over the last month or so. I absolutely love how shiny it makes my hair & the scent is just lovely too.
Barry M Nail Polish - Red
 As it's Christmas, you simply can't go wrong with a red nail varnish. This one from Barry M is my favourite classic red which makes an appearance each year in December! I love wearing it with a glitter top coat, which leads me on to my next favourite..
Collection Bedazzled Nail Polish - Razzle Dazzle
 I own a lot of glitter polishes, but this one didn't leave my nails through-out the month of December. It looks beautiful as a top coat over any colour. If you still need inspiration for New Years Eve, you can check out my recent post here featuring lots of sparkly nail art designs.
QiBest Lipstick - 06
 I read a review on this lipstick on a blog & thought I'd give it a try. It cost £1 on Ebay & claimed to be very long-lasting & waterproof. It also has a matte finish when completely dry. I was tempted to pick up a few different shades, but ordered this one first to test it, as the postage & packaging was free. I wore it out to dinner & it seemed to last the whole evening, while I ate & drank a three course meal. I was amazed at the staying power but it did however stain my lips & took quite a while to remove it completely when I took off my makeup in the evening. However, I absolutely adore it & find wearing it totally effortless as I don't have to keep re-applying it & for £1, it's a total bargain!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - Light
 This BB cream has totally changed my makeup routine. I love the formula as it applies so nicely to my skin & it's easy to blend into my concealer alongside the rest of my makeup. It lasts all day & evens out any blemishes. I'd highly recommend trying it if you haven't already.
Advent Chocolate
 My mum bought me a Lindt advent calendar this year & it was amazing. I literally loved opening it each morning. You can never have too much chocolate in December..
Music - Justin Bieber, Sorry
 Ah this song. Yes I know, Justin Bieber, you're probably thinking what's going through my mind, but seriously, I love this song (along with his new album..)
There were a few birthdays we celebrated in November, including my Grandad's 88th on 17th. Every year we have a meal & small celebration at my grandparent's house. It's always so lovely to have the whole family together. 
In the space of the last two months, Elisa has celebrated her baby shower, gone on maternity leave & had her beautiful daughter Lily, who was born 29th Dec 11.09am! I'm literally so excited to meet our first baby within our friendship group.
Myself & James celebrated our 3 year anniversary at the beginning of December. I went to Gloucester (where he's studying at uni) to celebrate & we went out for dinner in the evening to Coal. It was such a gem of a restaurant, we are definitely looking to go back again soon. 
& finally Christmas! This is always a favourite time of year for me, I adore spending time with my family & having some time off work! December is always our busiest month with panto going on, plus films at the theatre, so some time off at home to relax is always very welcoming.
How has your year been lovelies? Any plans for 2016?
Hope you all have a lovely New Year's Eve & Day tomorrow!


  1. Happy new year beautiful! I absolutely love Justin Bieber now haha I used to hate him but his new album is amazing! Love the look of the BB cream I want to start switching from foundation to it xxx


    1. & to you babe! Haha I totally agree - he's definitely reaching out to a wider audience. And in regards to the BB cream, once you've tried it, you'll never want to go back! xxx

  2. Happy New Year Cat! I've loved reading your blog this year and am forever jel of your hair and nails! Haha! Hope 2016 is a great one, and that £1 lipstick sounds a real bargain!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

    1. Awwh thankyou so much babe, Happy New Year to you too! :) xx

  3. That shampoo sounds really good! JB is my guilty pleasure at the moment! x

    Christina Marie x (


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