December Birchbox

Birchbox £10 + £2.95 postage
This month it is a birchbag, a cute glitter and suede clutch. 
I instantly fell in love with the design, then saw a cute Benefit Cosmetics freebie, so signed up to get the December edition of the monthly beauty box! 
All the products look brilliant from the synopsis on the card inlay, and i cannot wIt to try them out!
The December Birchbox always is an excellent offering, to celebrate the end of year, and 2015 did not disappoint! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 24

Penultimate day! Yes, this amazing advent calendar has 25 days! Woo! 
Advance Night Cream
£24.95 full size
After getting this in the Ultimate Collection last year with the No7 amazing  gift, i fell in love with this cream. It is luxurious and really thick. Usually i don't use such a thick cream but this is peefect for my skin! 
I definitel feel a difference to how soft my cheeks are. As i tend to have dry skin there and this Advance Night Cream has improved it. Such a brilliant door for Christmas Eve! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 22

Not many doors left! Boo! 
Quite a long door! 
Ooh now this should be able to help
Me out! 
Smokey eye brush
This is another full size product! 
I still cannot master the smokey, so love tools like this to help me! 
Yes! So happy with it! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar- Day 23

Only 3 doors left of this amazing advent calendar, sadly. However it has been another brilliant year! I would probably buy this again next year too! THAT good! 
So Day 23 and getting closer to the big day! 
Eye make up remover
£8.50 full size
Now this looks strange as an eye make up remover, as the full size is seperated with blue liquid and clear liquid. It looks very strange on the shelf in Boots! 
Using it though, it removes everything, including my stubborn eye liner amd mascara! Yes! Excellent bottle to have, and this sample is so cute! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 21

Long and thick is looking good! I am excited to see behind it! 
Extravagant Volume mascara
This is 9ml so i think it's full size! Wowee! I am a mascara obsessive so this is perfection for me! So looking forward to truing it out! 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 19

Well, day 19 is a square so maybe a pot of something? 
Stay Perfect eye shadow
£7 for full size
This is a light colour, whicj i don't usuLly wear but i'll give it a go soon! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 18

Day 18 is a thin one so i was thinking a brush or pencil...
Amazing eyes liner
£8 full size
Black pencil! Yes! My favourite colour liner and one i will use so much! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 17

One week left with this amazing beauty wonders No7 calendar! Wahh! It has been so good! 
Youthful Eye Serum
£19 full size
In the past year i have grown to love eye creams. I guess growning a little older was the reason. But eye creams are so great, to put on before bed and relax in on an evening. 
So glad of this as i will need and love it as party season hits! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 16

Ooh a sparkly door for day 16! 
Stay Perfect gold sparkle
£6 full size
The door is to go with this sparkly polish! 
I love glitter polish and i can never get enough! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 15

Day 15 which means 10 days to the big day! 
After the two last days colours i wouldn't use, i was a little dubious, but still i was excited! I love the little morning treat this month. 
High Shine Lip Crayon
£8 for full size
My favourite No7 lip product! It is such a lovely colour and really quick to use in my morning rush! Love it! 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 14

Onto Monday morning, only made barable with this beaut! 
Day 14 is...
Nail colour Me Me Me
This is a pink colour, good for summer but sadly another colour not for me.
However, i know my mum will love this,
So that is a good outcome! :) 

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 13

I was in such a rush on day 13 as i was going to London for the day, that i had to run back and open the door! 

Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes pencil
£8.50 full size
This is a green colour maybe Khaki? Not a colour i would wear i don't think. 
I will give it a go, maybe in summer but probably not for Christmas. 
Still, great to have such a variety of colours in the No7 Beauty Wonders advent calendar! :) 

Leeds Xmas Meet

On Saturday I attended my first ever bloggers meet up. I thought I wouldn't be nervous, as I usually take everything in my stride, and speak to anyone. How wrong was I?! As soon as I saw people I knew from their blogs I was like, awkward as *expletive*. However, it turned out to be amazing.

This are candy canes and the Just Bee drinks for everyone!
So, let's start with the question always asked - How?
I saw on twitter that the lovely Rhianna her twitter is robowecop who blogs over at robowecop  was asking if anyone fancied a meet up around Christmas time, it was to con-inside with another meet the same day in Milton Keynes.
Unfortunately the other meet was postponed but ours up t'north was still to go ahead! Yay.

So that was back in August, fast forward to December and a few exciting email later, in I walked to the Black Swan on Call Lane in Leeds. Thought I was in the wrong venue, but asked some girls and yes I was here, but up stairs.

I walked into the room and got very nervous, so many faces, some of whom I love their blogs, some who I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting. I saw Rhi and hugged her, took my coat off and sat down.

After which Kellie over at Big Fashionista blog told me to get up and mingle. Which paid off as I met some really lovely girls and had a right old laugh! So thank you so much Kellie for getting me out there!

Everyone looked so amazing, with the Christmas theme we were asked to wear Christmas jumpers, or make outfits up, and the effort people made was brilliant! Dresses like Christmas trees, or snow scenes and jumpers knitted, or hand made.
I opted for my red The Blackout jumper, which has little reindeers humping on it, then my t-shirt was a deer that says "All I want for Christmas is to party". Apt for me!

Here are the girls on the table in the middle, who I got chatting with!
There was a selfie station set up with Christmas theme props, a cupcake decorating competition and a raffle, which EVERYONE was excited about due to the amazing array of prizes on show! Me being one of them, so I bought £8 worth of tickets, as they were £2  a strip.

Espresso Martini to wake me up and feel in the party mood.

I got myself a lovely Espresso Martini at the bar and enjoyed that, half way through the day. I got chatting with some girls who invited me to sit with them on their middle positioned table, and who were telling me about other events, and things coming up for them.

Everyone being all excited!

All the girls were super lovely, that I spoke with and really welcoming when I mentioned it was my first event!
So, let me go around the girls and their blogs, Ashton is over at beautybooksandbabble was the first to say let's give a cheeky twitter follow, to which Jordan who is over at jordancourtney followed too, which was exciting as I bloomin' love Twitter!
Then Chichi who blogs over at chichi-writes told me that she's in Leeds for Uni and is from London, which is exciting as I love London, but do love coming back North! Ha! Alex over at champagneandlemonadeox told me about some other events she'd attended which was really brilliant to hear about! Then Becky over at beckyisobel mentioned it was her first event, like me, too!

My raffle tickets. Sadly not winners. But great to take part!

After we'd all chatted excitedly for most of the afternoon, it was 4pm and time for the raffle, and we all excitedly got out our tickets, and clutched onto them like they were gold!
Sadly I won nothing, but Ashton did! Yay! It was exciting see if all happen anyways!
Also, all the money raised in the raffle is going to the charity Young Minds, which Rhi picked and I think is a great cause!
Young Minds twitter - YoungMindsUK

Drawing the raffle winners

Then Rhi gave a little speech, and thanked us for going, and she then was given a little present, which we had all put in money for, and rallied around to get her something special. It turned out to be the new Gwen Stefani palette and a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick! Lovely, and very muched deserved, for organising the amazing event!

How great are the goody bags and contents!

We were informed we could pick up our goody bags, and we did, so that we could go through it all! Yay! I'll do a little post on it all, as there is SO much to go through!

Then it was time to head off, as I was going to see Faithless in Manchester that night, but there was another blog event, which I was sad I couldn't attend, now that I'd made some great new blogging friends!

Faithless at night were amazing!

It was such a lovely day, even though it was awkward at first, I would definitely put my name down for more events, as meeting all the different people is the best part about it!
Hopefully I'll see all the brilliant people soon!
A big thank you to Rhianna, and hopefully it can be a yearly event! But with a little help from everyone else! :)

No7 Advent Calendar - Day 12

Late opening today as i was rushing around, but opened it now! 
So day 12 and we're half way through! 
BB Lips
£9 full size
I love the BB Lips by No7 as there is SPF in the formular and it is still creamy and moisturising on my lips. 
I am undure on the colour of this though, as pink isn't what I usually go for. But i'll try it out and see :) 

My new GHD present to myself

So, after passing my driving test, actually on the week of it, I had decided I would buy myself a GHD hairdryer.

A friend got one for her birthday, and raved about it so much, that I had to get in on the action. I did say though, if there was a Black Friday offer, and if I passed my test, that I would get one.

I passed, YAY. Then as it was Black Friday, GHD were offering £20 off and I had an email for a free gift with purchase. Too good to refuse!
So I went for the GHD Air Vintage Pink Edition, just because I love pink, and my GHD straighteners from last year are purple/ pink ones!

There are various settings on the dry, like cold, warm and hot. then light blow and fast blow. I went for warm and fast, as some mornings it is super chilly right now!
My hair is dry in 10 minutes flat. In fact the other night it was done in 7 minutes. Yes, I did time it!
SO good! It is  a little heavier than my last hairdryer, but I am so pleased with it right now! I would recommend this as an investment! :)