Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

So this is Christmas...?

It's Christmas Eve tomorrow, and for once in my life not only have i bought all my presents but they are all wrapped and under the tree. Tomorrow will be a stress free zone, and i won't be rushing about tomorrow night frantically wrapping things. So i'm feeling quite smug... even though i can't find the obligitory novelty socks that i'd bought my Dad ages ago.

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. Whatever crap is going on in your life, you can put it aside for a few days and just have a good time. Christmas to me is about loads of tinsel, and a tree covered in fairy lights. It's about having a sing along to the most cheesiest songs ever (but cheesy is good at Xmas!) The best Christmas song of course being by Wham! But you can't beat a bit of Slade, or Shakin Stevens! haha

Of course you can't beat the array of seasonal films. Maximum smulch a neccessity. Me and my sister have a tradition that we must watch A Mupppet Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve. A classic story, with the added bonus of the Muppets, and Michael Caine! And the classic Marley and Marley song that we always sing along to. But Home Alone, Elf, The Grinch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Santa Clause, Love Actually, and Jingle All The Way all have to be watched as well.

Forgetting about the 'healthy eating' and getting out the Quality Street, and Christmas biscuits. The huge turkey dinner expertly cooked by my Mum. Always getting the mini screwdriver set in my cracker. Always. The cashew nuts... which we only ever eat at Christmas. The net of chocolate coins that we always get in our stockings. Christmas food is delicious!
Exchanging presents, and watching peoples faces when you've got them just what they wanted. Opening my Marks and Spencer bubble bath from my Nan & Grandad and smiling (even though i only have a shower cubicle). Giving the Dogs their present, and finding they prefer the wrapping paper to what's actually inside.

Then of course in the evening attempting to play games with the whole family, which inevitably ends in an arguement over whether somones cheating or if that deserves a point etc... Having a brandy and then laughing about the whole thing.

I mean, yes this time of year can be stressful. Walking round shops desperatly trying to find a present for my Dad (who is the hardest person to buy presents for ever!) with people everywhere, and endless queues. But when all is said and done, whatever your beliefs to me the best thing about Chrismas is spending a bit of time with the people that you love, and having a bit of fun.

So wherever you are, and whatever your Chrismas traditions are, i hope you have a bangin' December 25th!


A Little Bit of Glitter!

This is the time of year when i wheel out all my glittery make up, and go mad! After all, you've got to have some glitter at Christmas!
Here are my favourite glittery products:
  • Nails: Nails Inc in Queensgate, Eyeko Disco Polish & Cosmic Polish
  • Pigments: Mac Reflects Antique Gold & Reflects Duo Purple, Models Own Black & Gold Sparkle
  • Eyeliner: Collection 2000 Glam Crystals in Funk, Rock Chick, & Shake It Up!, Urban Decay Heavy Metal in Pyrotechnics, Models Own in Golden Girl
  • Lipgloss: Barry M in 8 & 9, Mac Dazzleglass on Steppin' Out
  • Misc: Sleek All That Glitters pots in Gold & Cranberry, NYX Glitter Cream Pallet in Ocean Breeze, and Sally Girl Sparkle Effect loose glitter pots.


A few early Christmas presents

It's Christmas...wooo!
Here are a few lovely presents i've been given early (^_^)

Anatomicals- don't look like your ma home spa pampering kit. I love anatomicals stuff, this pack includes a body scrub, moisturiser, hair mask, and mud mask. This will be perfect when preparing for New Year (and when recovering after!).
Also some lovely Freedom at Topshop goodies, including some heart hair slides and bracelet, a ruby slippers necklace and some shiny green and black hair bows.

A huge lacey bow headband from H&M. I love this! I shall be wearing this on Christmas day and new year with some huge boufanty hair! Also a Mac lipstick in Angel, and below a Mac 5 sexy shenanigans set from the holiday collection.