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 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

Blogmas day 14! – A Christmas slumber party part 2!

Hello beautiful people!
Last night was such an incredible evening! It was so lovely getting to catch up with friends from college and enjoy their company.
My friend Rachel hosted it, and she went all out making her place look festive and wonderful!
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We had a secret Santa that got slightly X-rated, but it was all in good fun.
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There were a few shenanigans that may have involved a human pyramid, but aside from that it was a lovely night full of laughs, life talks, jokes and these wonderful ladies.
It’s night’s like last night that really make me appreciate the people I have in my life, and that even though we all live in different cities we all make an effort to see each other. Which to me is really what counts in a friendship, when no matter how much time goes by you still want to see those people, and these ladies are people I will always make an effort to see, because each of them is beautiful and amazing.
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I got home early this afternoon and decided just to have a chilled out day, because we were up quite late last night!
But of course I opened my advent calendars!
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I’m going to watch The Snowman as my Christmas movie tonight. I don’t know if a lot of people know this movie, it’s quite short and it’s narrated by David Bowie, other than that there’s no talking in the film. Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen this movie!

Sorry this is a short one!
I hope you all had a beautiful weekend,
Until tomorrow
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 11! – My favourite 14 things about the Holiday Season!

Hello beautiful people!
There are officially 14 days until Christmas! That’s only two weeks!!! I’m so incredibly excited, so in honour of my excitement and the fact that there are only 2 weeks until the best day of the year, todays post is going to be my top 14 favourite things about the Christmas season!
First as always:
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Number one:
Of course it’s all the time I get to spend with my friends and family. People come home from school and out of town and it just makes this time of year so magical, lots of togetherness which I love.

Number two:
The good eats! All the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course all the delicious sweets. This is the time of year where comfort food is a must, and there’s nothing better than breaking bread with good people.

Number three:
Christmas trees, one of my favourite traditions is decorating the tree with my family, but there’s just something about sitting next to my tree in the evening looking at the lights that just puts a big smile on my face.
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*Yes that is a bow on my head

Number four:
Snow! This white fluffy stuff is so magical to me! I love how Christmas lights look once there’s snow on the ground, everything just looks beautiful covered in snow.

Number five:
Christmas music! Every chance I get as soon as December hits I’m listening to Christmas tunes. The Michael Buble holiday album is my favourite this year!

Number six:
Festive drinks! Apple cider, hot chocolate, mint tea; I’ll take it all! As long as it’s in a cute mug and accompanied by something sweet I’m a happy little elf.

Number seven:
Decorations. I love seeing how festive all the shops get, and people go all out with lights on their houses, it just makes the time of year seem so jolly!

Number eight:
Dark lips & glitter. What kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn’t mention make-up? This time of year is the perfect excuse to wear as much glitter as you want! Either on your eyes, or your nails or your outfit; bring it on!
Dark lips are also a great trend that comes around every year at this time, it just adds sophistication and sexiness to any outfit or event!

Number nine:
Gifts – obviously. Definitely not the most important part of the season but I personally love shopping for gifts and watching people receive them. I try to put as much thought as possible into the gifts that I buy,and I like to see people react when they open them. And of course I like getting gifts because really, who doesn’t?

Number ten:
The fashion, I love getting to wear big sweaters and scarves and warm woolly hats and mittens. Everything about the fashion this time of year is so cozy and very comfort oriented which is always a plus!
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Number eleven:
The candles, this time of year always has the sweetest and spiciest smelling candles which always puts me in a very festive mood ( Not that I need much help in that department)
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Number twelve:
This time of year always has the best gift sets! Cosmetic related or otherwise, you can always find gift sets with great products for cheaper than they normally would be on their own.

Number thirteen:
The movies – Christmas movies are fun to watch with loved ones and really it’s the only time of year you get to watch your holiday favourites.
Speaking of movies – Today’s is A Christmas Story which is one of my dad’s holiday favourites.
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Number fourteen:
Christmas day! My whole family comes over and we spend the day chatting, playing games, and eating delicious food and it’s just the best day of the year!

I hope this made you feel festive!
Let me know what some of your favourites are!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo