MERRY CHRISTMAS

 
Hi my lovelies! Christmas is now pretty much over, and I've had such a good time. I'm currently in Sweden and won't be returning to London until the 30th of December, having some time off before the new year. We went down to Devon to celebrate Christmas with George's family last Saturday, and we stayed there until Wednesday when we flew to Sweden. It's mine and George's first Swedish Christmas together, last year we celebrated with his family, and it has been so nice to introduce him to my traditions. If you didn't already know we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December, which was on Thursday, and that was also our first full day in Sweden. Yesterday, Friday, we had a lunch with my mum's family and then we went out for a night out. The 25th of December is one of the biggest clubbing nights in Sweden, and it was really busy! Today we went for dinner with some of my oldest and bestest friends, but otherwise it's been a quiet day. The last couple of weeks have been pretty intense so it was nice with a calm day. We haven't really made much plans for the next couple of days because I want to be able to take the days a little bit as they come, but there's still a few people I haven't had the chance to see yet. 
 
How has your Christmas been so far? I hope it's been just as lovely as mine has! Speak soon, 

Lots of love, 

J xx
 

NEW IN

 
Hi babes! How are you all? It's (finally) Friday and I'm only going in to work for a christmas lunch in about an hour, and then I've got two whole weeks off before I'm back in the office. It's gonna be so nice to have some time off! Tomorrow we are going down to Devon to spend some time with George's family before flying to Sweden for christmas. I'm so excited about going home! I spent christmas with George's family last year so it's gonna be nice to be home for this year. Even though it was super nice to be with George's family, and quite exciting to experience an English christmas, I did miss some of the Swedish traditions. Also, I'm going back for a week, which is the longest time I've spent in Sweden since the christmas of 2013. How crazy is that?

I've done some shopping lately which I thought I would share with you. I haven't bought any of this at the same time, but I haven't showed you any of it yet. And all of this is really cheap, you guys! So it's some really good last minute christmas presents in here too which won't leave you broke.
 
Anyway, let's start with the thing I bought the most recent!
 
I purchased the blue top only about a week ago. It's from H&M and it's just a basic high neck vest. It's only £6 which is dirt cheap. I really like to wear this with black/dark grey jeans (as if I ever wear anything else). They didn't have it in black, which is why I got it in blue... I don't normally wear much colours but I thought the blue would be really cute with a tan in the summer. 

I've been looking for a good primer for a while now. I've been using Benefits Porefessional for a few years, which I really like, but it's about £21 (or something like that) which is quite a lot considering the amount of product you get. I saw somewhere on the world wide web that someone (I honestly don't know who, otherwise I would link) recommended the L'Oréal Blur Cream and I picked it up at Boots a couple of weeks ago. I obviously tested it a little bit on the back of my hand in the shop and it feels exactly like the Porefessional! But it's only £10 and you get much more product. I've only used it a couple of times so far, but I'll make a proper review post for you later and tell you what I think about it. But so far, so good.
 
I got recommended to try the next product, although i haven't yet. I'm saving it for New Year's Eve I think. I talking about the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. It's like a fake tan foundation for your body. Apparently it's supposed to be really hard to get off you once it's there, and it doesn't stain your clothes or sheets, but you can wash it off in the shower. We were out and a girl, who was wearing this product, got a drink all over her, but her fake tan didn't budge. I don't normally fake tan (I actually never have) so I'm really curious about this product! I'll let you know more about it once I've tried it out. It's only about £10 if I remember correctly. 

One product that I've been wanting to try for a while now is the NYX Micro Brow Pencil. I wanted to buy it when I was in America as NYX is quite hard to get hold of in the UK, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Slightly disappointed I returned home only to realise that Boots literally just started to stock NYX online! So I placed an order and waited. The product is only £7, which is so cheap, and it's supposed to be an exact dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I haven't tried the Brow Wiz yet, but the NYX pen has revolutionised my eyebrow routine. I'm gonna make a proper review post for this too, but I can honestly say it's quickly turned into a holy grail in my makeup bag. 

The last product I actually bought in LA. I didn't know that you could by e.l.f. products in store, but in America you could! I wanted to try the NYX Banana Powder but, once again, I couldn't find it anywhere, so I picked up this instead. It's the e.l.f. High Definition Powder, a loose, translucent powder, which I've used to 'bake' my highlighter with. And, guys, this product really works. No shine, no smudge. I think I paid about six dollars for it, which is about £4. 
 
That was all for now, my lovelies! As you probably noticed there's quite a few review posts coming soon, so keep an eye out for that. Now I'm going to change and head for that christmas lunch. Speak soon!

Lots of love, 

J x
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NOVEMBER FAVOURITES

 
Hi babes, 

It's already the third of December! Christmas is just around the corner now, and I'm super excited! We've got a few decorations up and I've also bought my first Christmas present. I even filmed a new video today, a 'Christmas Tag' video, so keep an eye out for that. 

As November now is over it's time for a round up of the things I've been loving a little bit extra this month. I speak (a lot) about Bed Head's 'Motor Mouth', the Topshop lipstick I blogged about a while back and F*ckoffee, amongst other things. There's some good tourist tips in there, if you are coming to London anytime soon. Is that something you'd like me to talk more about? London tips? If so, let me know and I will try to squeeze in a bit of that in each favourites post from now on. Also, I mention another project I'm working on at the moment... Stay tuned. 

I feel really inspired by Christmas coming up, as well as the New Year. I'm still looking for an outfit for NYE, anything and everything that sparkles is my cuppa tea, but I'm yet to find the perfect piece. This is the only time of the year I actually enjoy the winter and the cold, it's so cosy to snuggle up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate and watch movies. ♥ But you just wait, the 2nd of January will come around and I will start counting down the days till the summer. 
 
The next couple of weeks are super busy, with loads of events and fun things happening! This weekend we are spending some time with George's family and attending a birthday party. I'm excited! I haven't been out for a while so I'm really looking forward to some dancing. 

Take care, and speak soon, 

Lots of love, 
J x
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