Thursday, 25 December 2014

Blogmas: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas Beauties!

Wishing all my gorgeous readers a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is my last Blogmas post, thank you to everyone who has been reading throughout December.

Lots of love

Tamara x

Monday, 22 December 2014

Blogmas: Last Minute Secret Santa Gifts



£5 or less to spend
Barry M Christmas 2014 Limited Edition Nail Paint - £3.99
The perfect festive mani, available in two shades.

£10 or less to spend
Zoella Blissful Mistful - £8.00
A floral, fresh scent in a pretty rose gold bottle.

£15 or less to spend
The Body Shop Candy Kisses - £15.00
A selection of five lip butters for kissable lips this Christmas.

£20 or less to spend
Lush Winter Garden - £18.50
Contains: Ro's Argan body conditioner, Rose Jam shower gel, Sultana of soap and Helping Hands hand cream.

£30 or less to spend
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot - £29.50
Benefit’s famous box o’ powders together in a beautiful set of 6.

Tamara x

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Blogmas: Winter Beauty TAG

1. What’s your favourite Winter nail polish?
Once Autumn/Winter arrives I reach for nudes, reds and metallics. Read this post for five of my top picks for festive nails.

2. What's your favourite bath time product?
Anything from Lush of course! My favourite bath bomb for this time of year is most definitely Cinders.

3. Favourite fragrance to wear for Winter?
Recently I have been using Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir, it has such warmth to it and lingers on the skin. It's seductively potent with notes of rose, bergamot and tobacco flowers.

4. What is your best way to moisturise your skin in the Winter?
Facial oils have saved my skin from the bitter cold of Winter. Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse dry oil and The Body Shop's Vitamin E Overnight serum-in-oil has worked wonders and of course my trusty coconut oil always does the trick.

5. Favourite eye shadow shades?
All year round I choose to wear neutrals but in Winter I like to experiment with earthy greens and plum tones.

6. Most worn accessory this Winter?
I have worn my Primark dog tooth scarf religiously over the past two months. It keeps me really warm and it's the perfect monochrome staple piece,

7. Winter hand bag essential?
With the cold weather my lips tend to get much dryer so I must always have a moisturising lip balm at hand.


Tamara x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Blogmas: Red Winter Lips

(Left to Right)
Clinique Long Last Lipstick in 'All Heart'
Benefit Full Finish Lipstick in - 'Flirt Alert'
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in 'Place Vendome'
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 107
Topshop Lipstick in 'Infrared'


Tamara x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Blogmas: December Captured


Covent Garden Christmas tree | Holidays are coming.. | Baubles over Apple Market | Southbank Winter Festival | Carousel | More London | Festive wreath | Gingerbread latte | The Melting Snowman | Christmas tree's up! | Nite in with the girls | Reindeer in Covent Garden


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Tamara x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Blogmas: LUSH Christmas

(Clockwise)
The Melting Snowman - £2.25
Luxury Lush Pud - £3.50
Christmas Eve - £2.95
Cinders - £2.50
So White - £3.50
Butter Bear - £1.95
Dashing Santa - £2.95

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Blogmas: Grooming Gifts for Him


1. The Body Shop Modern Gent's Shaving Kit - £25.00
Contains: Macaroot Shaving Cream, Razor Relief and Shaving brush. Available online and in store.

2. Uppercut Deluxe pocket comb - £5.00
Available to buy online at ASOS.

3. Lush 'The Melting Snowman' - £2.25
Made with cinnamon, cocoa butter, cloves and patchouli oil.

4. Rituals 'Samurai' foaming shower gel - £8.50
Made with bamboo and cedar wood. Available to buy online and in store.

5. River Island red Mipac Tartan wash bag - £15.00
Available online.


Tamara x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Blogmas: Top 5 Vlogmas

1. Beautycrush
Catch up with fashion vlogger Sammi, her boyfriend Jason and their gorgeous little frenchie Riley.

2. Lily Pebbles
Follow Lily  as she attends amazing blogger events and shows us behind the scenes of her day to day lifestyle.

3. Essie Button
Estée's take on Vlogmas - #JingleWeek - is a pleasure to watch and she's absolutely hilarious!

4. Fleur DeForce
Keep up with Fleur, her husband Mike and their adorable puppies as they enjoy the festive season.

5. Tanya Burr
If you haven't got into the Christmas spirit yet, Tanya is sure to get you excited as the countdown gets closer!



Tamara x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Blogmas: 5 Beauty Stocking Fillers

1. Elegant Touch Christmas Jumper Nails - £8.00
Limited edition, festive design. Available at ASOS, here.

2. Eylure Party Perfect False Lashes in 'Starlight' - £6.08
Lashes with a subtle sparkle, perfect to wear for an NYE party! Available to buy online.

3. The Body Shop Glazed Apple Lip Balm - £4.00
A sweet treat for the lips sure to get you a kiss under the mistletoe. Available online and instore.

4. H&M Shimmer Powder - £4.99
Add some Vanilla & Cedarwood scented sparkle to your body, face and hair on Christmas Day.
Available online.

5.  Cowshed Christmas Cracker - £10.00
Contains: 50ml Cow Herb hand cream and 12ml Lippy Cow lip balm. Available at ASOShere.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Blogmas: Festive Nail Colours

CLOCKWISE
Burberry Nail Polish in No. 202  'Metallic Khaki' 
Ciate London Paint Pot in 'Cocktail Dress'
Topshop Nail Polish in 'Costume Ball'
Nails Inc. Nail Polish in 'The Boltons'
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in 'Razzle Dazzle'


Tamara x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Blogmas: Christmas TAG

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
Although we've always had a synthetic tree in my house each year, I much prefer to have a real one. I just love that Christmas tree smell and fingers crossed this year we're ditching the plastic.

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
Gingerbread Latte is of course a favourite but nothing beats a delicious hot chocolate with cream. If you haven't already, go and try the Starbucks Honey and Almond hot chocolate.

3. Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
Very traditional; red, white and gold.

4. Giving or receiving?
I really enjoy getting presents for loved ones and wrapping them up nicely..although I don't like the effect it has on my bank balance.

5. To mince pie or not to?
Oh I do love a good mince pie but I must admit I used to despise them years ago. At home we have mince pie scented candles that smell AMAZING. 

6. What's your traditional Christmas lunch?
Turkey, obviously. Goose fat roasted potatoes, parsnips, greens, pigs in blankets, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Oh and plenty of gravy!

7. Christmas day fashion
I like to dress up for Christmas lunch but once that has been devoured it's on with the PJ's, cosy socks and Christmas jumper.

8. What's your favourite Christmas song?
Nothing too cheesy. I quite like songs from the late 1940's and early 50's like 'Let it Snow' or 'It's beginning to Look a lot like Christmas'.

9. What's your favourite Christmas film?
I don't know if it counts as a film but every year I have to watch The Snowman regardless of how old I am it's a must. Elf is also a film I watch several times over the festive period.

10. Open presents before or after lunch?
Always before lunch and sometimes a cheeky one on Christmas Eve.


How do you spend your Christmas? I'd love to know, take the TAG and share :)


Tamara x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Blogmas: Beauty Advent Calendars

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar 2014 - £50.00
A bath, body and beauty prize for each day, details online.