Merry Christmas


Hello my lovely beautiful dolls,

I know it's a bit late, but I just want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. I hope you all had a wonderful day, I know I did and I got loads of presents I didn't expect. I will do a post on what I got at a later day. Next up though new year at the moment I haven't got anything planned, but I'm hoping to go out and have fun and who knows maybe get a kiss at midnight lol. 


Xmas tag

I have to admit this year, I'm doing a pretty good job of getting Christmas presents I hadn't bought hardly any by this time last year. I like being organized and having a list of what I'm planning on getting people is a must have for me. That way I can get in to town and avoid any unnecessary shopping, especially at this time of year. I think I'm more prepared this year because I don't have nearly as many people to buy presents for. Anyhoo, enough about buying presents and town - lets get into the TAG!

1.  Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
I've never actually had a real tree, but I do love how they look. My mum has always gone for a synthetic one just down to the fact in the long run its cheaper - and it doesn't moult.

2.  You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I always always go for the festive drinks, in Starbucks it's the egg nog latte and in Costa it's either the Chocolate orange latte or the Creme Brulee latte. Unfortunately this year they don't sell it. 

3.  Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
It's normally gold and red with white lights. Although growing up it was multi coloured lights and mishmash of colours for the tinsel. Then we would put whatever decorations we had at hand on the tree.

4.  Giving or receiving?
Definitely giving. I'm the type of person that spends waaaay to much time looking out presents I also spend a lot of time wrapping them so they look perfect. Getting presents is great too, but nothing beats the look on someones face when you give them their present :) 

5.  To mince pie or not to?
Everyone in my family loves mince pies, we used to buy them growing up. Yet this year me and my mum are having a go at making our own. We have already made the filling ourselves so it's now just the rest of it. 

6.  What's your traditional sunday lunch?
It's a traditional turkey dinner, with sprouts, swede, carrots, parsnips and pigs in blankets ect. My dad has roast beef as he's not a big fan of turkey. It is then followed by trifle or some sort of desert if we aren't too stuffed by then.

7.  Christmas day fashion
In the morning its just PJ's and lounging around. Is there a better way to chill out? For the dinner it's whatever we feel comfortable in. I normally wear a jumper, jeans or trousers and slippers.

8.  What's your favourite Christmas song?
Pretty much the classic Christmas songs, like White Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting, Winter Wonderland. As well as I Wish it Could Be Xmas Everyday and Fairy Tale of New York.

9.  What's your favourite Christmas film?
It's A Wonderful Life hands down every year I watch it along with Muppets Christmas Carol and White Chritsmas.

10.  Open presents before or after lunch?
We open our presents before Breakfast, then it's normally an English breakfast (fry up eggs, bacon, black pudding etc) then it's watch a film or two then Lunch/Dinner then films/games then Tea which normally is cold turkey, ham, pork pies and sort of help yourself really.



Choosing a foundation yourself can be very daunting. Check out my tips that will help you if you are a first time buyer or a foundation addict. This is a must read.

1. Avoid buying a foundation online - Computerised product swatches are rarely accurate, making it very hard to see if a foundation will actually be a good colour match for you. If buying online is your only option, try reading reviews and looking at swatches on other blogs preferably with a comparison of a foundation you already own. Also, some brands such as Mac and Estee Lauder give you the option to email or chat with a makeup artist online, they can advise you as best as possible.

2. Decide what finish you want from your foundation - If you have very oily skin I would recommend a matte finish and if you have very dry skin I would and a dewy finish. Although that advise is no where near set in stone, I have found that it works best as your skin type can interfere with the foundation's appearance and can make your skin look very greasy or cling to dry patches. 

3. Think about what coverage is best for you - i.e. light, medium, or full. Many foundations offer buildable coverage which means they are suitable for if you like to change between coverages like me as I like a heavy coverage for evening makeup but a sheer coverage for everyday. As it is sometimes difficult to tell the coverage from a foundation simply by reading the label, I would advise looking at some online reviews where possible.

4. Remember your skin's undertones -  Go for a yellow toned foundation if you have cooler tones in your skin and go for a pink toned foundation if you have warmer tones. A simple way to tell what tone you are is by clenching your fist. If your veins appear more green then you are a cool tone, if they are more blue then you are a warmer tone. 

5. NEVER swatch on the back of your hand - this will not give you an accurate colour match. You want the colour of your face to blend nicely with your body. The best places to swatch are your jawline and around your upper chest/lower neck area. Try a few colours and whichever disappears into your skin is the best choice for you. 

6. Head down to a beauty counter - the staff are lovely and helpful. I've never had any bad experiences and always left loving the product and feeling like it was a good choice for me. Many counters such as Mac, No7, Dior and Benefit will match you to a foundation colour free of charge. If you are buying from a brand on the high street then take a foundation you already own along with you. This will make finding a colour match so much easier and you can just compare the shades on the back of your hand. 

I hope this has made foundation shopping easier for you all. Do you have any tips to share for buying foundations?
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