Winter Wonderblog 2013 #3 | Christmas Playlist

Winter Wonderblog 2012

Winter Wonderblog 2012

So as Christmas is looming I decided I would share with you what's on my Christmas Playlist 2013. I love seeing what people listen to because some of the time it's completely different to me and I love exploring new music. However I'm defiantly one of those people who loves old school songs they're just the best when I'm sitting at home and listening to old songs and doing my homework that is when I'm in a good mood haha 

Last Christmas - Ariana Grande
Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Justin Bieber
Have Yourself A MerryLittle Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Christmas Love - Justin Bieber
The Promise - Girls Aloud
Pray - Justin Bieber
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin
All I Want Is You - Justin Bieber
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
All I Want For Christmas Is You (Superfestive) - Justin Bieber ft Mariah Carey
Frosty The Snowman - Jackson 5
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Michael Bublé


Winter Wonderblog 2013 #2 | Christmas Gifts For Him

Winter Wonderblog 2012
Today's post is going to be a gift guide for men/guys this particular one is to do with beauty and there are three main categories that you can chose from these are under £10, under £25 and under £50. I will be doing another one later on in this series which is going to be based around lifestyle products so keep a look out!!

Winter Wonderblog 2012

If you're looking for a gift for your friend or a stocking filler that is small and beauty related and under £10 then these 8 products might give you some ideas. These are a set of great gifts that you could purchase to add those extra few presents for your loved ones. 

Winter Wonderblog 2012

These next set of gifts that I chose are in the under £25 bracket which means that their great candidates for main presents. This is because they're not too small, they're not too big and they're also not to expensive!! All men/guys love being given a nice smelling clone for Christmas so why not buy them one of these great smelling gifts?!

Winter Wonderblog 2012

Last of all is a set of high end of beauty products that you can purchase. I recommend these for someone who would appreciate it especially as some of them can be quite expensive. However if you can't afford one of these then no worries because it's the thought that counts!!



January 2014 Beauty Giveaway - CLOSED

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January 2014 Giveaway

So as the New Year is looming I wanted to give you guys something to look forward to in the New Year. If you want to be in for a chance of winning £25 worth of beauty products then all you have to do is follow my twitter, my blog twitter, write a blog comment and tweet about the giveaway. This giveaway is only available to UK people only I'm sorry.


Winter Wonderblog 2013 #1 | Christmas Party Outfits

Winter Wonderblog 2013
Welcome to this years Winter Wonderblog 2013 I hope you enjoy it there's going to be lots of different posts relating to beauty, lifestyle and fashion over the next month. I will be uploading a new post every other day so keep an eye out.

So today's post is going to be about party outfits I hope to give you some ideas for what to wear to your office party or just a normal Christmas party I hope you like them......remember these are just ideas!!

Winter Wonderblog 2013

The first outfit that I chose is a different take on your normal princess look. I decided to go for a gorgeous black dress which you could team up with a brightly coloured pair of shoes or just some nude ones. I'd preferably go for a clutch instead of a normal bag as it gives off an elegant look. 

As this is a princess look you'll defiantly need some beautiful jewellery to go with it. I'd suggest simple but elegant jewellery. You don't have to shop at Tiffany's to find that perfect necklace as you can see this whole outfit is from New Look.This look would go well with bright red lips and a up-do!! 

The Look:

1) Chi Chi Black Rose Embroidered Strapless Prom Dress £59.99

Winter Wonderblog 2013
For this look I've gone for a casual but smart look with a rock chick edge. I love these sort of looks as I often see them on Tumblr. They're great for someone who doesn't like to properly dress up but wants to look nice or for someone who's just going out for dinner. The court shoes add a sense of glamour to the look because they're defiantly not too tall and not too small they're just right for this sort of look.

The whole look together looks great well I think so I added little elements to bring the whole outfit together. For example the skull tee-shirt brings a more edgy look than if it was just a normal tee and the triangle earrings and big ring make a statement. I didn't add a necklace because I don't think that you necessary need one however you can if you want. This look would go great with smokey eyes and straight hair!!   

The Look: 

Winter Wonderblog 2013

So for this look I decided to go for a statement look which is why I chose the red jumpsuit!! What I love about jumpsuits is that you can either dress them up or down depending on what you're doing. You can also pair them with either heels or court shoes and you'd still look fantastic!!

Because this jumpsuit is pretty plain with just the belt some statement jewellery is needed. This is why I chose the chain necklace and bracelet because they're chunky pieces which brings the whole outfit together. I chose these particular shoes because the peep toe and cross at the front make them more glamorous and elegant. I think that this look will look great with curly hair and simple make-up!!


Review | Kate Moss Rimmel Shade 5

Rimmel lipstick review
Rimmel lipstick review
Rimmel lipstick review

Rimmel lipstick review

Rimmel lipsticks are known for being of high quality within the beauty world and I absolutely love the Kate Moss collection. I own two of the lipsticks from this collection Shade 5 which I'm going to be reviewing today and Shade 26 which is a neutral colour. As you guys can see this particular lipstick is a pinky red colour. I like this colour because it's not too red but not too pink it's also not a bright colour or a dark one it sits just in the middle. It's perfect for me because I love to wear lipsticks but I also don't like to bring attention to myself often and this lipstick doesn't do that. 

It's a great lipstick for both day and night because you can dress it up or down. In the day you can plait your hair and wear a pretty dress with tights, boots and a  warm cardigan. Whereas in the night you can wear a LBD *Little Black Dress* with curly or straight hair and a clutch bag or a more sophisticated dress with heels. 

I'd love to purchase more lipsticks from Rimmel in particular the Kate Moss collection because they are fantastic pigmentation. They also last a long time which means that you don't have to worry about topping your lipstick up throughout the day. This lipstick also lasts a long time and the price is reasonable like I've said many times before Rimmel are such a reasonable brand. They're also quite popular in the UK after being one of the top brands found in high street stores. 


Review | Soap and Glory Heels Genius and Hand Food

So as you might have realised now I'm a little obsessed with Soap and Glory? Not like really obsessed just a little I have quite a few of their products due to the fact that each Christmas I get some sort of Soap and Glory gift box. These products that I get at Christmas time usually last me quite a long time because Soap and Glory are quite generous with their products. 

Soap and Glory have a huge range from body cream to eyeliner their whole range is pretty reasonable and of high quality. I've always been fascinated by Soap and Glory because they portray a glamorous brand which has always intrigued me. Seeing lots of reviews from various Soap and Glory products made me want a product from them even more. So when I did get my first product I felt like a princess who's been handed a beautiful crown except it was a gorgeous smelling body lotion that I absolutely loved!! 
Soap and Glory Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream £5
So this hand cream cream smells beautiful it has Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil and Marshmallow within it. I love this hand cream because you only have to use a small amount which drys quickly which is always good when it comes to hand cream. 

It leaves your hands feeling super smooth and smelling amazing. I would love to purchase the smaller version so that I can pop it in my bag because taking this one around with me takes up a bit of room. This is a great go to hand cream when your hands are dry because it moisturises them straight away and lasts quite a long time. I recommend it because it's reasonable and lasts me a long time it's great to share with your friends and is an all time favourite. 
Soap and Glory Heels Genius Foot Cream £5.50
This over night soak-in foot mask is a great way to hydrate your heels after a night out or just when you feel like pampering your feet. All you have to do is apply generously then put some socks on and leave them on over night. I have to admit the first time that I did this it felt incredibly weird because I don't normally sleep with my socks on. However in the morning when I removed my socks my feet were the softest I have ever felt them I felt so happy. 

I now apply this foot mask once a week or more if they need it and just pamper my feet. Because you do need to look after your feet to keep them looking gorgeous. I've even recommended it to a few of my friends as we like to share our favourite products of the month with each other and now I'm sharing it with you guys.


Review | Nivea Body In-Shower Moisturiser

Nivea in-shower moisturiser review

I first came across this when I saw the advert on TV and I just knew I had to get my hands on it. I then purchased it for my most recent holiday because I wanted to test it out. I always like products that are quick to apply but have the same effect so this seemed a perfect purchase for holiday. 

I'm one of those girls that hates to put on moisturiser after I shower or bathe it's just too much effort. So finding this was great for me because it's very convenient and a quick and easy way to moisturise yourself before you go out. I love Nivea because their products suite my skin type perfectly. I don't get any blemishes or reactions to any of their products. This particular product is great for when you're in a rush or if you're like me and putting on normal moisturiser is a pain. 

I hate the fact that normal moisturisers take forever to dry and if you're in a rush they make your skin stick to your clothes. Where as this moisturiser you apply in the shower then pat yourself down with a towel and you're done!! It doesn't leave you with sticky skin only smooth great smelling skin. Nivea products are known for being reasonably priced so for the price of £3.55 you get this great sized bottle that will last you ages. You can also get a much larger bottle for only £5.09 which will last you ages because you don't really have to apply that much. 

I reccomend this product for all you beautiful people who don't like to spend ages putting on moisturiser like me. It's such a great way to keep your body hydrated and smooth. 


The Liebster Award

Libster Award
I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by Katie Lou this is the second time I've been nominated by someone for an award. I'm very thankful as I've only had my blog since October which is not very long. I've worked really hard this time as I've had many blogs before but I had to end them for some sort of reason. But now this one's official and it's going to be around for a while!!

So what is the Liebster Award? 
It's a great way to get blogs with under 200 followers more recognition. 

What do you have to do?
- You must thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog in your post
- You must answer the 11 questions that they gave you
- You must give 11 random facts about yourself
- You must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers that you feel deserve it
- You must give 11 questions for them to answer
So here goes...

You should all go and follow Katie Lou because her blog is lovely. She not only blogs about beauty but also about craft which I think is pretty cool!! 

The 11 questions that Katie Lou gave me:

1. What's your favourite item of clothing?
I really love wearing my warm jumper from Hollister. 

2.What is your favourite season? Why?
absolutely love all of the seasons but Winter is my fave. Because I love Christmas it's so magical and wonderful!! 

3.How long have you been blogging for?
I've actually been blogging for about a year now but I've had various different blogs. 

4. What made you start blogging?
I wanted to inspire people and bring a smile to their face that's why I started to blog. 

5.What is your favourite hobby/pastime?
I love watching films. 

6. If you had £100 what and where would you spend it on?
I think I would spend some of it on clothes and food then save some of the rest. 

7.  What could you not live without?
I don't think I could live without internet. 

8. Your favourite makeup brand?
I love Rimmel their whole brand is pretty amazing and at such reasonable prices too!!

9. Your favourite thing in your room?
I love my bed obviously it's just so comfy.

10.A blogger who inspires you?
I'm always inspired by Louise from Sprinkle Of Glitter  she's amazing and beautiful and just so inspiring for all girls of different ages.

11. Sorry I didn't have a question for this one

11 Random Facts About Me: 
1. I'd rather stay at home then go out in the evening.
2. I love any crime related TV programs. 
3. I love Chinese food
4. I can't drive yet...
5. I love to shop at H&M
6. I love spending time with my family
7. I love to relax during the weekends
8. Friends is my all time favourite TV show
9. I try to eat healthy during the week 
10. I wear glasses
11. I'm 5ft 1.5 

I nominate the following 11 beautiful people: 
1. Grace 
2. Abi
3. Amalia
5. Becky
10. Eleanor

My 11 questions for you:
1. Favourite TV show?
2. Winter or Summer? Why?
3. Favourite celeb?
4. Why did you chose to write about what you write about on your blog?
5. Do you have any goals for your blog?
6. Favourite high end brand?
7. What do you like to do on the weekend?
8. Where in the world do you live?
9. Do you have many blogging contacts?
10. Do you have youtube? if not would you start one in the future?
11. Favourite blogger?


2014 Blogger challenge

So recently I've been joining lots of groups. This is a great way to promote your blog and to enable your blog having lots of traffic. You'll discover new blogs and make lots of new friends which is all very exciting!! Anyone is allowed to get involved whether you write about romance or lifestyle anyone can join. 

For this particular group you have to write a blog post twice a month which will be about different topics. All the posts will be posted during the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month. Everyone who signs up will  be sent an email with the post topics. The topics are there to give you new ideas and encourage you to write about things you wouldn't normally write about. 

All you have to do is email anothergirlyblg@gmail.com saying that you want to join with your name and blog URL to be able to get involved. 


Review | Lacoste Touch Of Pink Shower Gel

Lacoste shower gel review
Lacoste shower gel review
Lacoste shower gel review

Hey guys this is my fourth review of the week how exciting. I bet you guys are wondering why I keep posting reviews well one reason is because I enjoy writing about them. However the main reason is because I don't like having odd amounts of posts for different categories. For example I don't like having 12 posts about beauty then 3 posts about lifestyle I'd rather have 12 posts about beauty and 12 posts about lifestyle. 

So today's review is the Lacoste Touch Of Pink Shower Gel I've chosen this one because I've only had it a few weeks and I have to say it's a really good shower gel!! I love the smell of it because it leans towards the scent of a male shower gel it's quite a strong scent and lasts on your body for a long time leaving it smelling gorgeous!!

This particular shower gel lathers up brilliantly therefore you only have to use a little bit because it lasts a long time. I really like using this in the morning because it leaves my skin smooth and smelling great. I love the packaging because it's bright and attracts attention it's also pretty portable because it's not too big to transport to and from a location. 


Review | Simple Rich Moisturiser

Simple Moisturiser review

Another day another review this time I thought I'd do a review on the Simple Rich Moisturiser. Seeing as everyone's doing reviews or haul's on the Simple range at the moment I thought that I would join in too. Simple is another one of my favourtie brands much like Soap and Glory. It's reasonable and they have a wide range of different products that are used on the skin. You could practically buy your whole skin care routine from simple because they have almost everything!!

All of Simple's skin care range is fragrance free and non of their products have any harsh chemicals. This is great because that means that almost anyone can use these products even people who have sensitive skin. Each product is good for your skin with added vitamins within the product. This particular moisturiser has Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E in it which helps to replenish the skin. I love this moisturiser because it's for dry skin which means it leaves your skin smooth and silky. It leaves your skin smooth for 12 hours after you apply it. 

This moisturiser is easy to apply because it's not a thick moisturiser although it's a rich one. You also don't have to use a lot of it because it has great coverage. A whole bottle will last me around a month - two months depending on how much I use it. 


Review | Soap and Glory's The Righteous Butter

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter review
Today's review is going to be The Righteous Butter from Soap and Glory. As you all probably know by now I absolutely love Soap and Gory I think that their products are reasonable and of high quality. This specific butter has shea butter and aloe vera which makes it smell amazing. I love using this butter because it leaves that smell on your body all day long. This butter lasts a long time as you can see it comes in a big round tub. I've had this one since Christmas and it hasn't been used up yet which is great because it means you only have to buy a new one once or twice a year. 

I love using this body butter after showering or bathing because it leaves my skin smooth and silky. It's a great thing to use before you're going out or going to bed as it sinks into your skin leaving it smooth and smelling great for the whole day. Overall I think that this is a great product because it smells great and does the job. I also love this product because It's a soap and glory one which is one of my favourite brands. They even have travel size products which is brilliant for when you want to go on holiday and take them with you without adding too much extra weight in your bag.  


Review | Rimmel Scandal'eyes Extreme VS Show Off Fibre

So as you can probably tell Rimmel is one of my go to brands for mascara. I absolutely love Rimmel as a whole because their products are reasonable and of high quality. I can always rely on a good quality mascara from Rimmel!! 

Rimmel mascara review

I love this particular mascara from Rimmel because it adds lots of volume to my lashes. It's a great mascara to use last minute once you've applied another one before because it adds that extra thickness to your lashes. Therefore leaving your lashes looking fabulous!! However it can clump up your eyelashes if you're not careful. Therefore I always like to swipe my brush across the top of the packaging to erase any of the extra mascara on the brush.

Rimmel mascara review

This particular mascara from Rimmel is great for applying mascara to individual lashes. The ball end allows you to apply mascara to your bottom lashes easily and also to the inner lash. Therefore leaving you with a fuller eyelash as a whole. I love this one as well because it uses a combination of two types of brushes without having to actually buy two brushes. The only downside to this mascara for me is that it's hard to get even coverage on your eyelashes because the ball bit at the end always gets in the way.  

Overall I actually can't pick my favorite one out of these two particular mascara's from Rimmel. I like to use both of them together because they compliment each other perfectly. 


The Sunshine Award

I'm a little shocked but so thankful for being nominated by Hannah & Joanne for the Sunshine Award!! This award in particular goes to people who are "positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere". I can't believe that I've managed to inspire some of you guys out there that's pretty amazing. It's something that I love to do and continue to aim to do throughout my blog life!!

Here are the rules: 
- Share 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions set by your nominating blogger
- Nominate 11 bloggers yourself 
- Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer
- Go and let them know that you've nominated them!!

11 Facts About Me
1. I'm from London, UK
2. I'm Adopted 
3. I could be addicted to Tumblr?
4. I adore chocolate

5. I like to eat healthy in the week and treat myself at the weekend!

6. I'd love to travel the world

7. I'm undecided about if I want to go to University
8. I love CSI NY, Desperate Housewives and Hawaii Five-0  
9. I love to shop at H&M, New Look, River Island, Primark etc..
10. Food is my boyfriend..
11. I love to cook

Questions asked by Hannah: 
1. What is your favourite song at the moment? - I'm loving Show Me Love (America) by The Wanted

2. Do you go to a lot of gigs? - Not really sometimes maybe once a year.

3. Do you prefer Topshop or River Island? - River Island!!

4. Where is your favourite holiday destination and why? - I really love Italy because it's such a beautiful place. The pace of life is so much slower there which makes the holiday really relaxing.

5. What colour is your bedroom? - My bedroom is a cream colour

6. Where is the most interesting place you've ever been? - It would probably have to be South Africa it's just beautiful there.

7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? - I'd probably change it to Jade because I think that it's a pretty name. 

8. What is a beauty product that you couldn't live without? - I don't think I could live without shampoo otherwise your hair will get all horrible and disgusting. 

9. Do you have a mad obsession? - Does one with Tumblr count?? haha

10. To-may-to or To-mah-to? - Probably to-mah-to (: 

11. What are/did you studying? - I'm studying Btec Business, Btec ICT and A-Level Sociology

Questions asked by Joanne:
1. What is your favourite animal? - Probably a panda because they're just so cute!

2. What is your favourite bath/shower product? - I'm in love with anything from lush!

3. It would have to either be Skyfall or Fast 6

4. What is your "go to" item of clothing? - Probably my check shirt from Hollister

5. What is your bargain of the year? - I actually have no idea?

6. What is your favourite item for the winter? - My Parka!

7. Can you say the alphabet backwards? - Maybe if i had it written down?

8. Where in the world do you live? - UK, London

9. What is your favourite word? - I have no idea I have loads...

10. Who was your inspiration to start a blog? - Zoella or Sprinkle Of Glitter

11. What phone case do you have on your phone at the moment? - A sparkly silver one.

I nominate the following lovely people: 
1. Ellie 
2. Holly 
3. Grace 
5. Amalia 
6. Amy
7. Anna
9. Lisa
10. Eleanor
11. Dani
13. Katy
15. Lauren
16. Charlotte
17. Shannon
18. Melissa
19. Emily
20. Laura 
21. Linda
22. Hannah

My 11 questions for you are:
1. Who is your Celebrity inspiration and why?
2. Favourite food?
3. Current beauty obsession?
4. Favourite high street store?
5. Do you prefer to go out or stay in?
6. Showers or baths?
7. Favourite takeaway??
8. Celebrity crush?
9. What is an inspirational quote that means something to you?
10. What kinds of movies do you like?
11. Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?


My Soap and Glory Must Haves

Soap and Glory must haves 2013
So as you might have already guessed I'm a big fan of Soap and Glory.When I became a Teenager I began to receive one of the Soap and Glory Christmas gifts which had various different products inside these would usually be for bath and body however I have tried some of their Make-Up. I'm going to be sharing with you today six of my favourite products from Soap and Glory they're a mixture of bath and body but also make-up. I hope you like this post if you'd like me to do more posts like this then leave a comment down below...

Flake Away is a body polish that smells of sweet almond it smells pretty amazing!! The whole concept of a body polish is that it helps to remove all the dead skin from your body leaving it replenished and radiant. It's a great product to use in the bath or in the shower and it lasts ages because the pot is so huge.

This product is one of my all time favourite Soap and Glory products it's just truly amazing. It helps to remove all your make-up in one go without having to use two or three different products at a time. I personally love this product because it's gentle on your face and leave you feeling refreshed and great. It's a great way to start or end the day because it just brightens up your face and gets rid of all the dirt underneath your skin.

I last brought one of these body lotions around February time and It's still going. It's surprising how long one of these can last depending on how often and how much you use them. This is probably one of my favourite body lotions ever because it's really light on the skin and can be applied very easily. Soap and Glory also do a fantastic range of all their products but in miniature versions which are great to take away with you!!

So this particular mascara is towards the higher end of mascara's based on the price. Yes I know it's a whole £10 for one tube of mascara however I genuinely love it. It's one of those mascara's that actually works it's great for adding volume to your lashes but also great at separating them therefore creating a more fan effect look with your eyelashes. I highly reccomend this because it does last a long time and every girl needs some high end products in her make-up collection. 

Again this lip gloss is towards the higher end of lip glosses when you can buy a good lip gloss for around £1 these days. What I love about this lip glosses is that they're super pigmented and they're not just a lip gloss but a plumping gloss too. This is when the lip gloss helps your lips look fuller and more enhanced than before. Soap and Glory have a lovely range of different coloured lip glosses. 

Last but not least is the Clean On Me shower gel which I had to put in my must haves for Soap and Glory. This is because again like the body lotion it lasts a lifetime and for the amount that you get is reasonably priced. This particular shower gel really lathers up when you're in the bath or shower therefore you only need to use a little bit.