The Christmas TAG // #bigblogmasproject

  #bigblogmasproject day 3

I decided to do this lovely Christmas TAG today as I don't want to (nor do I plan to) do 24 days of reviews as I'm sure you would all get very bored of that. I got this lovely tag from another blogger who is also doing the #bigblogmasproject. I would love for you to take a look at her blog here.
I would also really like you to comment on this post with any Christmassy posts you would like to see on the run up til Christmas!
1.  Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?

When I was very, very little I remember having a real tree but that must have been about 16 years ago! Ever since we started owning dogs as pets we switch to synthetic because of the needles and it just generally being safer for the dogs. I love the smell of a real tree but a good old Yankee candle fixes that!

2.  You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I will most likely be in Starbucks and get my usual - a skinny caramel mac! In the summer I usual get the iced version and as the days get colder I go for the hot one. I'm not a fan of the Christmas drinks at Starbucks and I don't really like hot chocolate either. I really want to try an Eggnog latte though!

3.  Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I like red and gold. They're classic Christmas colours that never get old!

4.  Giving or receiving?
I love giving presents but anyone that says they don't enjoy receiving present is telling a lie! I find it really hard to buy presents while being a student and I have a fairly tight budget but I do the best I can and love exchanging the gifts!

5.  To mince pie or not to?
I used to really love mince pies and now I really hate them! I have no idea why. I probably ate too many one year. I would really like to start liking them again though because they're a classic Christmas treat.

6.  What's your traditional Sunday lunch?
Being vegetarian my Sunday lunch doesn't contain the traditional meats but I normally substitute them with a nut roast (I love nut roast) or a variety of Quorn roast. Christmas day naturally calls for both though! I then have the usual veg, stuffing and a couple of potatoes as I'm not a huge fan of them. I do love the traditional trimmings like roast parsnips. Yum!

7.  Christmas day fashion
This changes each year. Some years I just feel lazy and go for lazy clothes, basic hair and makeup. Others I dress up a little more. This year I would like to wear a pretty dress, do my hair and full makeup. Of course this is an excuse for dress shopping!

8.  What's your favourite Christmas song?
I'm not really a fan of Christmas music because I find it a little cheesy (unpopular opinion, I know!). I can't really pinpoint a favourite song because of this but hearing any Christmas music puts me in the festive spirit.
9.  What's your favourite Christmas film?
Oh there's sooo many! ELF has to be top of my list though, I watch it every Christmas without fail. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are always on my list of must watch films at Christmas too.

10.  Open presents before or after lunch?
Presents off immediate family are always opened before Lunch but any others generally depend on the plan for the day. There is normally a few left to open after lunch off various people.
I TAG all the lovely bloggers taking part in the #bigblogmasproject to take part in this tag!

Kelsey xx

Review - Lush Cinders Bathbomb

#bigblogmasproject day 2


Lush Cinders Bathbomb

Lush Cinders Bathbomb

Lush Cinders Bathbomb

You may remember the Cinder Bathbomb from my recent Lush Christmas haul. The Cinders bathbomb is from their Christmas collection and is one of the smaller of the collection, perfect for when you want to relax but haven't got too much time! The bathbomb is an light orange/yellow colour and the front contains a cluster of red popping candy.

The mixture of almond oil, orange and cinnamon gives a perfect fruity scent which smells just like Christmas, so if you're after the perfect festive bathbomb this is a great one to go for. Cinnamon isn't a scent I like but in this is works really well in this and blends in really nicely with the other scents.

When placed in the water it activates really quickly. It actually was too quick for my to take a proper picture of it! Within 3 minutes the whole thing had been dissolved in to the water creating a heavily scented yellow coloured bath water. There is popping candy hidden throughout the bathbomb which continues to crackled for a good while after the bathbomb has dissolved.

The bathbomb is really lovely and makes your skin feel really soft for a good while after the bath. I love how the scent lingers on the skin and even within the bathroom. The popping candy is a lovely touch to such a festive treat, especially combined with such a festive scent. The only downside to it was that the bathbomb dissolved so quickly.

Cinders is £2.45 and available in Lush throughout the festive season.

Have you tried this bathbomb? What is your favourite festive Lush product?

Kelsey xx

NYX Wishlist // #bigblogmasproject

#bigblogmasproject day 1


I'm forever browsing the NYX website and lusting over their products. I'm yet to actually try any of their products yet but very much hoping that will change soon! I get a little put off buying makeup online because I can't swatch and test out the products before I commit to buying them but there are so many reviews and swatches from other bloggers that I really shouldn't let it put me off. Here is the products that are top of my wishlist...

Beautysets - NYX Wishlist 

The Soft Matte Lip Cream is a product I have been intrigued by and really want to try out. I hate lipgloss because of it's stickiness and how it feels on my lips but love matte lipstick. I can imagine this product being a bit like a matte version of the Rimmel Apocolips which I think I would like. I'm really liking the look of the shades Monte Carlo and Istanbul. I've seen a lot of good reviews on the HD Concleaner, especially when it comes to hiding under eye circles. I really like that it comes in green, yellow and pink tints too so you can find the one that suits your skin tone the best. The Love in Paris eyeshadow palette contains 9 really pretty shades. It comes in a few different looks and all are really great for both day and night looks. I'm really liking the look of the warmer nude shades and of course the glitter for Christmas! Another eye shadow palette I love the look of is the Smokey Eyes eyeshadow palette which contains the perfect shades for a smokey eye look. I don't normally go for purples and blues but I'm trying to venture out of my comfort zone a bit. This is perfect to do that! Last but not least is the NYX Powder Blush which I've seen tonnes of great reviews for! There are so many great shades that it's hard to pick so any suggestions will be appreciated!

Have you tried any NYX products? What's on your wishlist?

Kelsey xx
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