It’s Chriiiistmaaaas!! (soonish) Now, I normally don’t get too excited for Christmas (I know, I know – I’m essentially the Grinch). I tend to wake up too early, eat too much chocolate and feel a bit sick and tired for the entire day. But this year is different. I’m going to treat myself (and my family!) to a really gorgeous Christmas – which of course I’ll be documenting on this blog! Now. In order for me to spoil my family, I have to spoil myself too. Naturally. I had a little peep at some gorgeous jewellery from Nude Jewellery. The…

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I don’t do a whole lot with my hair. I wash it, and brush it, and then shove it up in a bun for 48 hours straight. When I started thinking about improving the general feel of my hair, I went looking for multi-purpose products that would mean I didn’t need to buy a whole salon just to keep my hair looking (and feeling) pretty. So here’s a little overview of my favourites. Umberto Gianini “Backcomb In A Bottle” is one of my very favourite hair products. I got a mini size in last year’s advent calendar (I got a…

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This is an important topic for me. I love the feeling of opening my bedroom door after a hard day of uni and buses and drinking numerous cups of hot chocolate to a ¬†clean room, and more importantly, a gorgeous smell. As you know, I love the smell of anything remotely festive, so my room will smell like a Christmas bakery basically from September to February. I bought an oil burner from my favourite place on Earth, the pound shop. Yep, it was a pound – and it came with three plain white tealights and an orange-scented oil (which to…

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You know those days when you wake up feeling a bit rubbish? We’re going to fix that. High five. The first step is actually getting up out of bed. Yes, lie-ins are lovely, but how are you going to fit in all of your happy activities if you stay in bed til 3 in the afternoon? I get up before 9am even on mornings where I don’t have to do anything. Lie-ins make me feel sluggish and sick. Gross. If getting up is difficult, make it a treat. Promise yourself that you’ll wash your face (properly – who else is…

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I love perfume. I have different ones for different occasions. For example – if I’m going on a night out, I am unashamed to admit that I use my trusty old (really old) “Immortal” Twilight perfume. If I want to get cracking and write loads of blog posts or do my coursework, I use “Dirty” by LUSH, which is super minty and sweet and makes me feel productive. I love Christmassy scents all year round – cinnamon, clove, orange, spiced apple, the lot. I bought a magazine and got a little Body Shop card (you know, the ones where you…

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