The festive season for me means glitter. TONS of glitter. Probably too much glitter. You can never have too much glitter!

As my dress for New Year's Eve (post up on the 1st) is silver sequins almost all over, I have been brainstorming some makeup ideas after investing in a silver glitter eyeliner. This is what I came up with:

A Touch of Glitter and Then Lots More

I have read so many Liebster Award posts and always wondered when my time would come! Thanks to Karin from Balloon's Life for the nomination, I can finally take part!

Liebster Award + First Vlog

It's just over an hour till it's officially Christmas, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to write my last holiday post for this year *tear*.

Big thanks to my blogging friend Ka(5)thleen for nominating me for this tag - she recently posted an amazing Wicked makeup tutorial which is definitely worth a read.

 1. When does Christmas start for you?

I'm the sort of person who doesn't get excited for most things until they are actually happening, so although I enjoy a carol or two around mid-December, Christmas officially begins at the 1 week countdown.

2. What is one Christmas movie you have to watch?

I have a confession. I haven't seen a lot of famous Christmas movies - including Home Alone and The Grinch! I do however thoroughly enjoy Elf and every year my family and I sit down to watch The Muppets Christmas Carol - a Lowe tradition it seems.

3. Do you bake or buy a Christmas cake?

Confession time again: I buy my Christmas cake! Oh, the horror. To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of the fruity substance. Instead I prefer the desserts made by either my aunt or mum at the dinner table! Chocolate bread and butter pudding? Homemade chocolate ice cream?! Yes please!! (the chocolate thing is a favourite of mine)

4. When do you put up your Christmas tree?

Our (artificial) Christmas tree is usually resurrected each year around the 6/7th of December and then taken down on the 6/7th of January.

5. Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree?

I love my tree because it is an explosion of colour and memories from all the homemade decorations made by my sister and I as well as souvenirs from family holidays and gifts from relatives, such as these cute knitted figures made by my granny.

Christmas Traditions Tag

Okay, so I'm pretty sure we all know Christmas is only three days away. As a Christmas temp at Next, I have very mixed feelings for the Boxing Day sales and I haven't even finished my Christmas shopping yet. And I'm absolutely sick of Christmas carols. But, you should always take the time to relax and have a breather.

Hopefully at least one of these (rather cringeworthy) Christmas cracker type jokes will make you crack a smile. Crack(er) a smile - geddit? Yeah, expect that level of quality throughout.

Destressing Christmas Cracker Jokes

As Christmas is now under a week away (!!!), I know many of us are brainstorming outfits and looks for the special day and of course all the parties around it.

Red lips are a perfect party choice for a bold look. It gives the illusion of loads of effort and thought, but this look is actually pretty simple to do. And the curls only took me 10 minutes to complete - great for people who love lie ins (who doesn't?)!

Easy Red Lips and Curls Look


I arrived back from my school trip to Hamburg just last Friday and it went so fast but I had such a fantastic time. Staying with an incredibly kind German family, I got to explore a country I have always wanted to visit and managed to practice out some of my German speaking skills!

Back from Hamburg

At home, I use an abundance of skincare products from cleansers to toners as well as lotions and face masks. Unfortunately, as much as I would like to, I can't fit all of my lovelies inside a suitcase for travel.

The decision of which to take is extremely hard, but I managed to pick out my top 5 products. Non surprisingly, the majority of these ended up focused for acne which I have mildly, however the toner is great for all skin types.

5 Travel Skincare Essentials for Acne

Who doesn't love a cute cupcake now and again (and again and again...)? I get so excited when I discover a cafĂ© focused specifically on a dessert, such as the Cupcake Cafe Bar in West Lothian.

OOTD: Cupcake Chic

I was over the moon when I was able to attend GlamCandy's VIP Blogger Event where a small group of us were given a taster of what the company has to offer. GlamCandy is a Hair and Makeup School and Agency based in Edinburgh, providing students with a variety of courses and masterclasses suited to their needs.

Oh and if you're looking for a new set of 24 makeup brushes for just £25, you should probably keep reading...

GlamCandy Event + £50 Gift Voucher

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