Blogmas day 24! – The final festive mani & A Merry Christmas to all of you!

Hello beautiful people!
IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE! I’m so excited, my house currently smells incredible because my parents are cooking the turkey today! Since we have our whole family over tomorrow, cooking the turkey today let’s my parents relax a bit on Christmas day, because they’ll only have to warm things up.

This morning Carmen and I decided to open our stockings and gifts from each other since we spend Christmas day with our own families, and let me say, I am a very spoiled and well loved lady. I am very grateful to have such a wonderful man in my life!
(If you want a “what I got for Christmas” post, let me know in the comments)

We’re heading to his mom’s tonight for pizza and Christmas fun, which has become a really lovely tradition, so I’m looking forward to heading over there later.

Last night I decided I wanted to have very festive nails for Christmas, which obviously means breaking out the nail stickers!
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I got these little candy canes from Sephora last Christmas, but I think they might still be in the sale section online!
I’m wearing a black dress tomorrow, so I thought these would add a nice little pop of colour to my outfit!

Today’s advent calendar’s were very exciting
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I got another chocolate Santa and a full sized Ciate glitter, which is beautiful.

As today is the final day of blogmas I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you, it’s a really incredible feeling being a part of such a wonderful community of beauty bloggers. Without you guys I would just be a girl with way too much make up, and no one to talk to about it!
No matter where you are in the world or what you’re celebrating I hope you all have very Happy Holidays! enjoy all the food, family and fun.
Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 23! – A day of Christmas baking!

Hello beautiful people!
I can’t believe tomorrow is the final day of blogmas, which means there are only 2 days until Christmas! December has been such a wonderful month, full of lots of festive fun.
My calendar’s today:
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This year I decided I would bake a few different things for our Christmas dessert, so I spent the day in the kitchen covered in icing sugar, flour and sprinkles.
I baked some rice krispie treats to take to Carmen’s moms tomorrow night. Since we spend Christmas eve with her, I thought it would be nice to bring a little something that we could all enjoy while we open gifts!
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I made peanut butter ball’s at my sister Jen’s request. I wasn’t going to make them but she begged me, and honestly I didn’t need that much convincing, because they are heavenly.
Finally I made some sugar cookies since my family really seems to enjoy them!
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It is surprising how many dishes need to be done after a day of baking! So now that the kitchen is clean I’m going to curl up and watch A Muppet Christmas Carol and fall asleep!

I hope you all had a beautiful evening and I’ll be back tomorrow for the final day of blogmas!
You guys are the best,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 22! – My Chroma Stationery!

Hello beautiful people!
I was watching one of Lily Pebbles vlog’s recently and saw these adorable notebooks that had her name on them. She had the name of the company in the description box so I headed over to Chroma’s website.
Chroma stationery is a UK-based company that creates personalized notebooks for its customers. You can choose the colour of your notebook, the font of the embossing, whether you want gold or silver and the kind of paper in your notebook, I think this an absolutely genius idea!
Not to mention, I was even more impressed to find out if was founded by a young woman named Gabi Cox in April of this year, just two months before she graduated University.

These notebooks are incredibly affordable at $12 or £7.50, and if you’re a blogger they’ll print your blog name or logo onto your books for you.
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Since I don’t have a professional blog logo I just went with a beautiful font and gold lettering. I actually ordered two of them and got a really nice hand written letter in the envelope!
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I’m so excited because, now I can use my blog notebook to write ideas for posts, and my personal one for grocery lists etc.
If you’re looking for a cute gift or, want something personal written on a notebook I would definitely suggest checking Chroma Stationery out, I couldn’t be more impressed!

Today’s advent haul:
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And today’s Christmas movie is going to be National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!

I hope you all have a beautiful Monday!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 21! – Sunday date night

Hello beautiful people!
Last night was such a lovely evening, Carmen’s mom made a delicious turkey dinner and it was so nice catching up with his family and friends.
Today was quite a boring day to be honest, I tidied my bedroom and did some laundry, after opening my advent calendars for the day!
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Carmen and I decided to make the evening a little bit of a date night, so we headed to the movies! We went to see the new Horrible Bosses 2, and it was actually pretty good. Obviously not as good as the first one, but I definitely laughed out loud this time too!
Afterwards we had some dinner at Kelsey’s which was super yummy. Now he’s off playing hockey with his friends, and I’m curled up in bed with a tea getting ready to watch tonight’s Christmas movie.
The nightmare before Christmas is my favourite movie of all time, so even though I watch it plenty throughout the year, it just didn’t seem right not to watch it this close to Christmas.

Sorry if this post isn’t very interesting, but I think Sunday’s are meant to be lazy!
Enjoy the rest of your night!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 20! – Another festive mani & outfit of the day

Hello beautiful people!
Hopefully your Saturday has been fun and festive so far! only 5 days until Christmas!!
Last night was a lot of fun at Kate and Wes’s; we ended up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, which to be honest I didn’t like very much. All the other kids are so mean to Charlie Brown, and I know he’s a bit of a Debbie downer but that’s no need to call him names all the time!

Today was a bit of a busy day for me, I got up and went to the salon to get my hair coloured and cut. Just a small trim and a few highlights put in, nothing super exciting.
When I got home I opened my calendars! Only 4 more days of chocolate and nail polish!
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I decided to give myself another festive manicure, because I keep getting all these incredible glitters in my advent calendar. I went for a red again, but this time I threw some gold and black glitter over top and it turned out really pretty.

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Carmen and I are heading to a little Christmas party at his Mom’s house tonight, so I thought I’d tell you guys what I decided to wear.
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Sorry about the mirror selfie, I didn’t have anyone to take a photo of me.
I went with dark jeans, the peplum top I wore on my birthday and a red cardigan, which I think is very festive and classy.

Today’s Christmas movie was Happy Christmas which I found on Netflix. I picked it because Anna Kendrick is in it and I love her, but I found the movie to be odd and not very interesting. If you were thinking of giving that one a watch, I would say skip it.

Enjoy the rest of your night!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 19! – A cookie decorating party & A bath with santa

Hello beautiful people & happy Friday!
Last night was so much fun, it was so nice to see all my friends and decorate some delicious cookies.
I sort of dropped the ball and got too excited once people started to arrive, that I forget to take pictures, but I did manage to take some of my décor!
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There were 6 of us, which was the perfect number to sit and chat and enjoy some food.
A couple of the girls stayed over, which was great because we got to go for breakfast this morning and continue catching up.

Once I got home I opened my advent calendars
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Then I proceeded to clean up the mess from last night, which did not take as long as I expected.

Tonight Carmen, my sister Jen and I, are heading over to my sister Kate and her husband Wes’ house for some festive fun. I think we’re going to have some dinner and watch a Christmas movie which I will let you guys know about tomorrow.

As for the rest of the afternoon, I am going to take a nice relaxing bath with my Santa bath bomb from LUSH, and catch up on some YouTube videos.
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I hope you all have a wonderful Friday night!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 18! – A festive make-up look!

Hello beautiful people!
Tonight is my Christmas cookie decorating party! I’m so excited to see all my best girlfriends and enjoy some tasty treats.
I thought I’d share my make-up look with you guys because it’s definitely holiday party appropriate, and would be great for new years as well!
But first:
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I wanted to incorporate glitter into tonights look, because really, if you can’t wear glitter to a Christmas party when can you?
and I definitely wanted to wear a red lip, so I went through my collection and this is the look I ended up with!
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Products used for complexion:
Bobbi Brown long wear even finish foundation in the shade porcelain
Benefit boi-ing concealer in 01
Nars radiant creamy concealer in Chantilly
Make up forever HD loose powder
Sleek contour kit in light
Becca shimmering skin perfector in opal
MAC blush in cubic
Anastasia dip brow in soft brown
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Products used for eyes:
Urban Decay primer potion
Too faced semi-sweet chocolate bar palette
Shades: Coconut crème all over the lid, mousse and truffled through the crease and outer corner, butter pecan for inner corner highlight and brow bone.
Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper
Urban Decay heavy metal glitter liner in glam rock
Too faced better than sex mascara
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Products used for lips:
Bite beauty lip crayon in pomegranate
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I’m really happy with the way this look turned out! I definitely think I’ll be wearing this again throughout the holiday season!

Today’s movie was the Polar Express which I watched while I was getting ready! one of my holiday favourites, because I just love Tom Hanks.
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Have a beautiful evening!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo