My Christmas Wish List – Blogmas Day 10

For Blogmas Day 10 I am sharing my Christmas present wish list. There are a few gift ideas for the lovely ladies in your life with prices ranging from £10 to £90. I will start with the least expensive and work my way up.

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Lush Snow Fairy is my favourite shower gel to use during the festive season. It is only available in stores in the lead up to Christmas and I love everything about it. From the packaging to the sparkles in the gel, the way it lathers in the shower and the soft, silkiness of your skin after use. I have purchased this particular set for a friend, however, I wouldn’t mind if Santa brought me a box this year!

Moving up the scale in price and hitting the £15 mark, this gorgeous shade of Mac lipstick in Velvet Teddy seems like the perfect nude. I am wearing a black dress for my work Christmas party today teamed with a smoky eye. If I wasn’t planning on eating much (it is a three-course meal), I would go for a red lip but as it is a lot more than nibbles, I will tone it down with this gorgeous pinky-beige matte finish.

For a little over £20, I have chosen this cookbook stand from Oliver Bonas. This gift would be ideal for my mum as she loves cooking, not that she uses recipes very often as she creates a lot from experimenting! I however, am obsessed with my diary at the moment and thought I could use the stand during the day so I can see my week at a glance.

That leads me on perfectly to a new diary for 2017. I have been using an Erin Condren Life Planner and would love a new one for the new year. However, I made the mistake of purchasing a Kate Spade diary and although it looks beautiful, I am not a fan of the actual planner. Originally, I intended on using it for work but it just didn’t suit my needs and now I am stuck using it at home. Let me know if you would like me to do an in-depth review.

Finally, I have chosen a Polaroid Snap camera. I saw it on the Erin Condren website and fell in love with it and the idea of adding pics to my Life Planner from 2016. You can print out and stick it in to the vertical day pages and it is the perfect way to reflect on my year. I found it at Argos for £90.

I hope you enjoyed reading my Christmas Wish List post and that it has help to inspire you when choosing a gift for the special ladies in your life… well wife, mother, grandmother etc. not multiple partners! Bx

Not What I Wanted – Blogmas Day 9

Hello again and welcome to Blogmas Day 9. I am on a roll and pretty proud of myself for getting this far. My current record is 23 posts in a row for Blogtober which I did in 2015. For today’s post, I have uploaded a video to my YouTube channel. Crazy huh!

I know I am not the best or most popular vlogger by a mile but I do love capturing my family’s daily life. I filmed a ‘Day in the Life’ on Sunday, when we put up our Christmas tree. I find these types of vlogs the most enjoyable as I really struggle to sit in front of the camera and talk. I look unnatural and uncomfortable most of the time and I can’t really understand why anyone would want to see me talk for more than a minute but those sit down videos tend to be the most watched!

You can today’s video here:

Please let me know if you like watching my DITL videos or if you prefer a sit down one e.g. hauls, chatty updates?

On a different note, I am slowing feeling like I am getting on top of my Christmas to do list. We have one week left of school and two weeks of work. I have bought my secret Santa present and I’m attend work’s party tomorrow. It will probably be a short post tomorrow too and on Sunday I will do a Christmas Party Outfit of the Day (OOTD).

I hope you have a lovely Friday night. Let me know what you are up to and if you liked my YouTube video too. Bx