Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Jumper Day

Blogmas Day 15 and it’s Christmas Jumper Day!!

No... It’s not something I’ve just made up, National Christmas Jumper Day falls on the 15th December every year and it is a charity day for Save the Children UK. It’s a way to raise and donate money to help save childrens’ lives. 
Everyone who donates £2 to take part in this year’s silliness will be doing some serious good around the world. When you wear your Christmas Jumper, it will help to make a difference to children who really need it this Christmas - it could give them a hot meal, it could help with essentials we take for granted such as healthcare, education and protection. Your donation can also help Save The Children UK reach those who are forgotten simply because they may have been born in a remote village, are refugees or have a disability. Theres so many different ways that your money can help and wearing a silly, Christmassy jumper just makes giving more fun! 
You dont necessarily have to wear a Christmas Jumper. you could spice up a regular jumper with a bit of tinsel and some baubles! You could wear some christmassy socks or a christmas hat! Whatever you can do to help and support the cause is worth it 100%. 
Adam is running a few things with his Personal Training clients and has a sweepstake going for someone to win 2 Personal Training sessions - we ordered a fundraising pack and used the sheets provided in there! He’s also got his own unique code too so if you want to donate, simply text TEAMABPT to 70050 and that will automatically donate £5.00. 
What I like about Save the Children UK is that only 1p of every £1 donated goes to the government - which means 99p of every £1 goes straight to the charity so that they really can do more with your donations. 
Will you be wearing your Christmas Jumper today?! 
Please donate if you haven’t - every little will help. 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Gift Idea: Letter Writes Letter Boards

Hello Blogmas Day 14! I’m officially half way through which also means that it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas! I’m really starting to get excited now and have started on the present wrapping too, although it seems to be never-ending when it comes to the kids’ stuff! 

I’ve got a few more Gift Idea posts coming too so make sure you check back to see what else I’m recommending if you’re still doing some last minute Christmas shopping or fancy treating yourself this Christmas. 

Today though, it’s all about these fabulous Letter Boards from Letter Writes! Lets take a look... 

Letter boards have really been one of the things of this year - I think last year was all about the Light Boxes and this year it’s all about these retro, fun additions to the home! They can be used in so many different ways - old school menu boards, to do lists, shopping lists or even just fun little messages and quotes every day! I use mine as props for pictures most of the time but I do put sayings and quotes on it when it isn’t being featured and it lives in our living room! With lots of different styles, they’re a really great addition to any home or office! 

My lovely friend, Chloe from Lady Writes blog has set up her own Letter Boards company and sells these lovely Letter Boards... You can get different coloured boards including: 

Duck Egg

with a choice of different coloured frames on certain ones too! 

Each board comes with TONNES of letters and symbols including emojis too! So you’ll never be short of letters when you want to write out longer quotes or lists - perfect! You can also hang the frames as there is an eye on the back, you’ll just need a hook on your wall, or wherever you want it and you’re good to go! 

The quality of the felt is amazing, its really sturdy yet still soft. The letters sit nicely on it and I find that they stay put once they’re pinned in! Millie loves playing with it too, practising her spelling and helping me write little notes on there, so they’re not just for pinterest loving adults but for kids too! 

The smaller boards are just £30.00 and you can get yours ordered in time for Christmas as long as you place your order before Sunday 17th December! So, head on over to the website and take a look and cross that last present off your list! 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Glitter Eye Makeup Look

If you can’t wear glitter at Christmas, when can you!? 

I was looking for some glitter liners but didn’t want to pay £15+ for one and so I grabbed these Glam Crystals Glitter Liners from Collection from Boots a few weeks ago now after someone recommended them to me and I can’t believe how much I love them! Plus... they’re only £2.99!! 

Hello Blogmas Day 13! 

I love playing around with makeup at the moment, you may have seen a few of my different looks over on my Instragram and these glitters always find their way onto my eyes in some kind of way. They’re so easy to use as the tip of the brush is fine enough to draw fine liner or you can use another tiny detail brush if you want to be really precise but I manage most of the time with the applicator. 

The pigment of the glitter is great too, for £2.99 I didn't expect absolute amazing glitter but the colours are amazing! The multi-toned glitter has to be my favourite as it goes with most looks and colours but the black and gold is great to add a little something extra to smokey eyes and the silver is the perfect addition to a party look! 

smokey glitter makeup look

I’ve tried and tested all 3 of these and they all last equally as well as the other, no creasing, breaking or smudging, just be sure to let it dry before you move your eyes again - there are coloured versions of these available but I don’t think I’d get as much use of them as I do with these but if you’re into colour then definitely check them out. I used the Multi-toned Glitter for the above look with a little bit of the silver mixed in and my eyeshadow was a Splurge Cream Eyeshadow from Younique (brand new!) with Lashes from Ardell (read the review here). 

If you’re looking for a similar thing, I can definitely recommend getting these! If you catch them whilst Boots have a 3 for 2 on offer, you can get 3 of them for under £6.00!! 

You can see how pigmented they are from these swatches here and that the black and gold is a little patchy - I think this is because of the black glitter gel thats used, whereas the others have a silver based gel and so you can’t notice it as much. 

Like I said, they’re all just as good as each other and you can build them easily too. They don’t break off your eyes and they will literally stay on all day! Below, I used the Black and Gold with a soft brown shadow out of the Morphe 35F palette and with my Unicorn Lashes in Bubble Pop (read the review here). 

I hope you will be using Glitter to Sparkle this Christmas and if you do, take a picture and tag me! I’d love to see! 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Gift Idea: Leighton Denny Nails

Hello Day 12! Can you believe there’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas and I’ve almost done 2 weeks of posting every. single. day! 

Today, I’m showing you the perfect stocking filler or gift idea for anyone who likes to get their nails done or do them at home. Leighton Denny are one of the brands I always go to when it comes to nail products as I find their nail polishes last the longest on my nails and don’t chip within hours of applying. 

Take a look at my top picks of what I’d recommend to help you give the perfect gift this Christmas...

Leighton Denny have so many different accessories not just Nail polish, everything from Hand cream, files and gift sets, you can bet that you’ll get everything you’re looking for in one place. You could make a cute little hamper too out of all the bits and pieces - perfect for any nail polish obsessive! 

The Miracle Mist is the best thing for anyone who wears polish. It helps to set the nail varnish in seconds and it saves you waving your hands around trying to dry your nails like a crazy woman! 

The precision corrector is also a must have for any nail polish wearer - do you always get it on your fingers or cuticles (I do), well this will clean that right up within having to get out the remover and end up smudging half your nail varnish off! 

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a decent nail file either! I don’t tend to use them to shape my nails, more so to buff the tops as my nails are really oily and if I don’t do this, nail varnish literally just peels off my nails within an hour of applying. These Leighton Denny files are perfect, sturdy and last ages! 

And of course, the nail polish. Leighton Denny have released some limited edition sets this Christmas with some gorgeous colours too. You can get shimmers, glitters and beautiful deep reds in the sets. I absolutely love the glitter in them and the shades can be worn all year round, but who doesn’t love a bit of glitter at Christmas?! 

The larger ‘Real Treasure’ set comes with a natural pink, top coat, a deep reddish purple and a multi-coloured silver flecked glitter and for just £16.00 (the polishes are £8.60 to buy individually). The smaller ‘Real Treasures and Down Memory lane’ duo set is just £10.00 and it comes with a semi-shimmery purple and a bronze/copper colour - both are gorgeous and perfect for the party season! 

If you’re still stuck for gifts, I can definitely recommend these and you can currently get an extra 15% off on FeelUnique!