My Valentine’s Day Outfit & Makeup

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Shirt: Ebay | Shoes: Aldo (old, similar) | Clutch: Lulu Guinness (discontinued, garnet lips clutch here on sale! | trousers: H&M, old | Necklace: Vintage | Nail Polish: Avon Fire Cracker | Earrings: Aliexpress

Hi there! It’s been nearly two weeks since my last post, but I’m back! With only two weeks until Valentine’s Day, I’ve got my outfit sorted, have you? The actual plan for the day isn’t organised yet, but at least I know what I’ll be wearing haha! I still love my lip print shirt, which I wore in this post ages ago – I still can’t believe it cost less than £4 from eBay! Since it was shipped from China, I’m not sure it will arrive in time for this Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s a cute top to wear any time of the year. If you Google ‘red lips shirt’ lots of sellers sell the exact same shirt at different prices. I thought I’d keep the look simple and pair the shirt with black trousers and heels, then accessorize with my vintage pearl necklace and new rose gold bow and pearl earrings. The earrings are gorgeous and were so cheap but aren’t perfectly made – there’s a bit of glue showing on one pearl and the other isn’t stuck on straight but for the price I can live with it these little flaws! Finally of course I have to carry my red Lulu Guinness box clutch, which has the cutest quilted lips pattern and lip shaped clasp.

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Now on to the makeup I plan to use for Valentine’s Day. Obviously I’ll wear red lipstick, there’s a definite theme to follow here! I’ll use golden tones for my eyes with a flick of liquid eyeliner, and bronzer on my cheeks.

  • Avon mineral foundation
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer
  • Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof liquid eyeliner
  • Brown eyebrow pencil (so old and not sure of the brand)
  • Guerlain bronzer
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, shades Half Baked and Smog
  • Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in Red Diva
  • Elizabeth Arden lipstick in Red Door Red

In other news, I’m back working two days a week as a supply teacher, it’s nice to be earning again after over two years at home with Lizzy, but I’m totally knackered!

Have you got your Valentine’s Day outfit sorted yet? It is a bit early I must admit! Thank you for reading xxx

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My Favourite Christmas Presents!

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Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, eaten too much and spent quality time with your loved ones! We did, and now looking forward to round two (New Years!) I received lots of goodies this year, but these are my favourites.

Nikon D3300 – This is by far the best one, (and most expensive – thank you my dear husband!) I did ask for this, and have been waiting patiently for months now. I have used it for family photos at Christmas but I can’t wait to start using it for blogging, especially outfit posts. I do need to buy a tripod soon though so I’ll be able to take them myself.

Cream Scarf – This is an infinity one (or snood) from a friend and I love the chunky knit and neutral colour, I’ll be wearing it a lot!

Statement Necklace – I asked my sister to gift me a statement necklace and showed her a few examples of the kind of style I liked, and she found this one – it’s just what I wanted! I’ve already worn it once and will definitely wear it often, it matches so many outfits. I’ll be wearing it tomorrow (New Years Eve at my sister’s house!)

L’Occitane Shea Butter Gift Set – This was from my mother-in-law and I love these products, I’ve bought the hand cream for myself in the past, it’s one of the best!

Avon Eyeliners and Nail Polish – My twin sister (I have two sisters, one older and a twin – I’m the younger twin, something you might not have known about me!) was an Avon representative and she got me a red nail polish and two eyeliners, a lovely purple shade and a black liquid eyeliner, which is so precise and smudge-proof – I’d really recommend it.

The Chocolate Bath Box – These were from my brother and sister-in-law-to-be and I’m not sure where they are from but they smell delicious! These bath bombs melt in the bath and they even contain real chocolate, I can’t wait to use them!

So these were some of my best Christmas presents, I hope you enjoyed eyeing them! What were your favourites this year? XO

My Christmas Wish List

With just one month to go, and all the Christmas adverts are on in full swing, it’s time to get into the festive spirit! I’ve already done half of my Christmas shopping (mostly online – I’ve been quite organised this year) and I’ve been thinking about all the things that I would like to receive! So here it is, my ultimate Christmas Wish List…

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A DSLR Camera 

Of the research that I’ve done, this Nikon D3300 seems to be the best entry-level DSLR to get (at the right price for us), and if I’m a good girl this wish might actually come true! Until now, I’ve been using my iphone for photos, which I dropped and broke last week and so have been using my mum’s old Samsung phone which doesn’t have the best camera! I can’t wait to start taking decent quality pictures both for my blog and for personal photos, especially of my daughter.

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Classic Camel Coat

I’ve wanted one of these for a couple of years now, just a simple, beautiful, timeless wool camel coat like this one. But this year I’ll have to make do with coats from previous years.

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Pretty Statement Necklace 

I can’t believe I don’t own a statement necklace yet, they are absolutely everywhere. I’m more of a dainty jewellery kind of girl but I would love to receive something like this one from Next (hint hint family members who are reading this!) I love the gold toned chain and the pretty pastel coloured gems.

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Travel Makeup Palette 

I would be so happy if I got this palette by Dior for Christmas! It contains the most gorgeous shades that can create so many different looks, and would streamline my travel makeup bag. The zip-up case is beautiful too.

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Chunky Cream Cable Knit Jumper 

These seem to never go out of style and this one looks so cosy – I do love a good oversized jumper. I can just imagine wearing it with skinny jeans and my red Hunter boots for a casual look. I have to resist buying it though because I’ve just ordered a couple of jumpers that I’m waiting patiently to arrive!

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Berry Heeled Boots

I’ve begun to realise that writing this wish list was probably not the best idea – I seriously want these boots! They look comfortable and smart, and are such a beautiful colour, love them! I’ll have to hope they don’t sell out and I’ll be looking out for them in the sales.

So that’s my Christmas Wish List, done! Which of these items are now on yours?

Thanks for reading! XO

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