Thursday, 27 December 2012

The Christmas Post

Firstly I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full with lots of laughter and love. I spent the morning at my boyfriends house after a late night at the pub then went back to my family home to open presents and go for a walk in the forest followed by a massive dinner. I then watched the not so critically acclaimed film Johnny English Reborn whilst eating leftovers with potato salad.

I asked Santa Clause for a jewellery box and Urban Decays Naked Palette and Estee Lauders Intense Night Repair. I also got a poster that I received for free from Chanel's Little Black Jacket exhibition framed for me. Lucky for me he was feeling generous and also got me a gorgeous digital radio and lots of Lush and Soap and Glory goodies. My boyfriend bought me a build a bear, Ciate nail caviar set and a ted baker make up set amongst other cute little things from Urban Outfitters. I love receiving books for Christmas and this year got Cheryl Coles biography ( I come from a family of Geordies so its in the blood to love Cheryl and And and Dec) I also received a copy of Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

Here are a few snapshots of what Santa got me...

Sunday, 23 December 2012

I Am Currently....

This is a slightly different post to usual but saw the questions on a friends blog (daisychurchward.blogspot) and thought it looked fun to do. So here is what I am currently doing....

Watching: I do love a good box set and have very recently started watching the tv series Lost with my boyfriend who loved it but I had actually never seen it before now. I am only a few episodes in but am gripped already. I also just finished Richard E Grants Hotel Secrets on Sky Atlantic and absolutely loved everything about it. It follows Richard being all witty and charming in the most beautiful luxurious hotels around the globe.

Listening Too: I used to be hugely into my music but the past few months I haven't actually bought many albums. However I have been listening to a lot of Daft Punk and Calvin Harris which is quite different to usual rock music taste.

Reading: My university roommate bought me Danny Wallaces Awkward Situations For Men for secret santa. I love Danny Wallace books and have already read Yes Man, Join Me and Friends Like These. They are all real life snippets from his own life that are interesting and funny to read. He is definitely one of my favourite modern authors.

Wearing: I have been wearing lots of plain greys and green jumpers with statement necklaces. I think it has a very cosy classic yet modern feel. I have many chunky studded necklaces and more feminine collar ones from Topshop and Zara that I wear with plain slouchy tops, wooly tights, black denim shorts and a pair of black wedged trainers from New Look.

Eating: My favourite Christmas snack has to be warm chestnuts, every year I have them. I am also a massive fan of a cheese board with grapes and a selection of ham.

Drinking: Whenever I get the chance to get a Starbucks I choose their pepper mint hot chocolate it is actually amazing. Also during the holiday period there has been many pub gatherings and my 'cheap date' drink Lime and Soda is always my go to choice, refreshing and around 70p. Therefore more money left over to buy Christmas presents......for myself.

Loving: Spending lots of time with friends and family filled with home cooked meals and catch ups.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Festive Nail Art

Now that all my university work is handed in and the term is finished I feel like I can now properly get in to the Christmas spirit. I am toying with the idea of doing some nail art over the holiday. I went on to tumblr to find some inspirations. There were some amazing extravagant mini pieces of art but lets be honest only absolute pros have the time and patience to do that. So I picked out some of my favourites, the candy cane stripes and the snow drops ombre blue and white I think are really sweet and simple designs.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Decorations

Just a few photos of my Christmas decorations this year. Every year at home my mum insists on getting a real tree and is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to finding the right one. I think she is the only person that would actually take back a christmas as the the trunk wasn't straight and the needles were dropping off already and swap it for a better one....

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Interior Design Inspiration

Despite being up to the neck in essays and deadlines looming I can't help but having a cheeky look on tumblr especially Hello Octobers. Over the next few months I am planning on doing a clear out in my bedroom at my family home, so I couldn't help but lust over all these gorgeous interiors. They just seem so perfect, pretty and quaint.