Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Cute And Cosy Festive Ideas For Staying At Home



Christmas is my favourite time of the year ~ I just love everything cosy and sparkly, the Christmas tree lights twinkling, sipping on toffee nut lattes under a pink pom pom blanket and watching Christmas movies, wrapping presents and baking lots of pretty sugary treats. Normally, I love visiting the Christmas markets to see all of their beautiful stalls and to treat myself to a Bailey's hot chocolate and Nutella crepe with mini marshmallows or visiting my local garden centre to see all of the fairytale Christmas decorations and sparkly lights, but as this year is a little different and we are unable to do a lot of these things, I thought it would be nice to pop together a little list of cute and cosy festive things that you can enjoy whilst being at home...

Make Snowmen And Snow Angels Under The Falling Snowflakes
I always get so excited when it snows and I become like a child on Christmas Eve as I just love how pretty everything looks when it is covered in an enchanting blanket of white snow. We've been lucky enough to have a couple of snowy days already this December and I've loved being able to build a cute snowman, make some snow angels and just enjoy a hot chocolate with melted marshmallows in a pretty mug whilst bundled up in my pink pearl gloves. There is something so magical and relaxing about watching the falling snowflakes out of the window whilst cosied up inside!

Treat Yourself To Some Cosy New Winter Accessories
I absolutely love cute winter clothing and I really enjoy bundling up in lots of pretty and cosy knitted sweaters, fluffy pom pom hats, pearl mittens and snuggly scarves to keep warm whilst the weather outside is chilly. It's always nice to treat yourself to a new little item for the winter season and whether that be some pink mittens adorned with bows or an embellished pearl scarf, there is nothing lovelier than a new little cosy winter accessory. I also love wearing gorgeous cable knit and chunky sweaters at this time of the year in pretty creams, whites and milky baby pinks and I especially love anything that is embellished with crystals, pearls or bows. I treated myself to a gorgeous pink sweater from River Island which has beautiful little crystal embellishments around the collar and I think it's so pretty and perfect for a winter fairytale!

Countdown To Christmas With An Enchanting Advent Calendar
I love treating myself to an advent calendar each year as I think it's a lovely way to count down the days in December and it just makes them feel even more special and magical. I also love getting a little sweet treat each day and it's perfect for getting snuggled up with a cup of tea or a hot chocolate and enjoying your Christmas goodies. Last year, I had a pretty pink advent calendar from Peggy Porschen which had sparkling pink champagne truffles behind each door, but this year I have the loveliest pastel sugar cookie advent calendar from Catherine Marie Cake which has the most whimsical and enchanting little designs of snowmen, candy canes, pretty mittens, snowflake stockings and fairytale Christmas trees.

Bake Iced Sugar Cookies
If you're feeling especially creative over the festive season, there is nothing nicer than making some sweet little sugar cookies in the shapes of Christmas trees, pretty baubles, wintery snowflakes and little gingerbread men. I bought some gorgeous little cookie stamp embossers from Bake Box Boutique that have enchanting winter designs on them like little mittens, snowflakes and Christmas baubles and cute phrases like 'candy cane wishes and mistletoe kisses' and 'baby it's cold outside'. You could ice them with pastel coloured icing and add little fondant decorations, sugar sprinkles and package them up into cellophane bags and tie with satin ribbons for a sweet Christmas gift. I'd also love to bake some pastel Christmas cupcakes with snowmen, pink and white candy canes, snowy houses, Christmas trees, pearl stockings and little knitted mittens complete with snowflakes.

Make A Pretty Christmas Wreath
A cute little festive activity is wreath making and it's actually something that is simple and easy to do whilst at home. If you want, you can make a traditional wreath with holly leaves and fresh winter floral blooms, but I decided to make a gorgeous artificial wreath a couple of years ago which is perfect for bringing out year after year. I purchased an artificial pine round wreath that is flocked with snow and I added some beautiful white Christmas roses, sparkling silver pine cones, frosted white winter berries, little white birds and tied on some gorgeous satin ribbon bows. I'd also love to make an enchanting girly one with pink satin ribbons, snowy swans, sweet pink and white candy canes and pretty frosted blossoms.

Go On A Snowy Woodland Walk
I also love going for a snowy woodland walk through the frosted trees and as we are predicted to have lots of snowy weather this winter, there is no better time to enjoy getting bundled up. I think everywhere just looks so much prettier when it has a dusting of icing sugar snow over the top of it and delicate little icicles hanging from the tree branches. I love wearing my pink swan pom pom hat, ruffled scarf and pink bow adorned Ugg boots and you can reward yourself with a marshmallow hot chocolate when you come in out of the cold!

Paint Your Nails With A Pretty Christmas Shade
I normally love going to get some Christmassy nails done at my local beauty salon over the festive season but as we are unsure if any of them will be allowed to open, it's also fun to do them at home yourself. I have a UV lamp which means that I can do my gel nails at home which I love and I have been enjoying painting them with lots of shades of pretty wintery baby pinks. Even though most people normally go for a traditional glittery red or a red and white candy cane stripe, I like to have a soft pink manicure with a little hint of icy white sparkly glitter and I can't wait to create these whilst cosied up in my living room.

Cosy Up With Some Festive Candles And Sparkly Wax Melts
There's something about the winter season that makes me want to light all of my candles and get as snuggly as possible so it's always lovely to treat yourself to some new festive candles. Some of my favourites are Spiced White Cocoa from Yankee Candle which is a warm and indulgent scent with swirls of cocoa topped with whipped cream and a hint of nutmeg so it makes your home smell like a creamy white hot chocolate and festive sugar cookies and I also love Snowflake Cookie which has a really sugary sweet icing scent and is a mixture of buttercream, fluffy marshmallows, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar cookies. I've also been loving some of my gorgeous wax melts from Glam Wax and I treated myself to a few of their festive fragrances including Cosy Winter Nights which is a warm and spicy scent with cinnamon, clove and festive spices, Nutcracker which is a nutty creamy fragrance with vanilla, chocolate and coffee, Snow Queen which has notes of vanilla, bubblegum and candyfloss and White Cocoa & Christmas Cookies which smells like freshly baked sugar cookies and white hot chocolate.

Wrap Your Christmas Presents With Pink Swan Gift Paper And Tie Them With Satin Bows
I really enjoy wrapping Christmas presents and I love nothing more than to get cosied up with a marshmallow hot chocolate, my Christmas tree twinkling and a cute festive movie on in the background whilst I make all of my presents look pretty. I like to stick to more of a theme with my gift wrapping and I love all of the icy whites, sparkly silvers and satin ribbons. Last year, I found some beautiful pink swan wrapping paper which looked so pretty tied up with satin ribbon bows and they looked gorgeous sitting underneath my Christmas tree.

Make Your Home A Festive Fairytale Wonderland
I get really excited to decorate my home for Christmas every year and with it being a rather rubbish year for everyone, I decided to decorate even earlier than usual and put my Christmas tree up at the end of November. I have a beautiful white flocked snowy Christmas tree which looks so wintery and whimsical and I add some white fluffy feather boas to make it look even snowier. I have lots of beautiful Christmas decorations such as unicorns, snowy gingerbread houses, little fuzzy penguins, snowflakes, love hearts and Christmas roses and I also added some gorgeous snowy swans, a sparkling white star and a large crystal bow on the top. I also have a smaller tree at the other side of my living room which I like to add all of my girly Christmas decorations to such as my rainbows and pastel unicorns, pink swans and other little pretty baubles. I have a little white artificial fireplace in my living room which I have accessorized this year with a gorgeous sparkly crystal Noel sign from The Range, an adorable white pearl Christmas pudding decoration from ND Creations and a little sparkly silver house tea light holder from Home Bargains. One of my favourite Christmas purchases is a gorgeous sparkling snowglobe light which swirls with beautiful silver glitter and looks so dreamy to watch. I also like to make a little winter wonderland scene outside my house so I have an adorable white acrylic reindeer and some sparkling snowflake lights up the side of my path to my front door.

Sip On Toffee Nut Lattes Or Creamy Hot Chocolates With Candy Canes
If you can't enjoy a delicious and indulgent hot drink on the lead up to Christmas, then when can you? At the moment, we can't go out to enjoy our festive drinks at Starbucks and Costa so it gives us even more reason to make our own versions at home. I love making a hot chocolate and adding all of the extras like fluffy whipped cream, mini marshmallows and a pink and white strawberry candy cane or you could make a toffee nut, gingerbread, cinnamon or vanilla latte with cream. I love to pop them into a cute festive mug which I just feel makes the drink taste even better! I made some adorable little Christmas mugs using some of Haute Glam Studio's gorgeous Christmas illustrations so I have a little hot chocolate mug, a snowy gingerbread house, a snowman and a sweet little gingerbread man wearing a pink scarf.

Cosy Up With A Cute Christmas Book
There's nothing nicer than getting cosied up on the sofa under a pink pom pom blanket in your cosy loungewear, popping on the fire and snuggling down with a cute festive book. I really enjoy reading and it's the perfect wintery activity to lose yourself in if the weather outside is a bit miserable. I've been loving the Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop which is a really sweet book all about a girl who owns an adorable chocolate shop, it's so festive and fun!

Make A Pastel Sweetie Gingerbread House
Every year, I love to spend an afternoon making a little gingerbread house and it's become a little Christmas tradition for me. I never usually end up eating mine as I just think it's so cute and I like to keep it out for Christmas decor in my kitchen. I'm really looking forward to making a girly little fairytale gingerbread house with pink and white shimmery love hearts, pearls, a pink satin bow, mini marshmallows, peppermint candies, little gumdrop sweeties, sparkly gems, vanilla frosting and a pretty pastel fondant roof finished in a little garden of icing sugar snow and marshmallow snowmen.

Indulge In A Festive Sparkly Bubble Bath
The festive season is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a sparkly pink bubble bath filled with clouds of candy scented bubbles and sparkles. I always like to treat myself to a few new girly bath bombs around the start of December and I really enjoy having a little pamper session with my cosy Christmas candles on. Pop on a hair mask, enjoy a little glass of prosecco with pink shimmer and finish by slathering on your favourite sugary vanilla body lotion, a new pair of cosy pyjamas and a fluffy pair of slippers!

Cosy Up On The Sofa And Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies
My last girly suggestion is to get snuggled up on the sofa with a pink swan fluffy blanket, a hot chocolate in a festive mug, some Christmas sugar cookies, a dreamy scented candle like Snowflake Cookie lit in the background and watch some Hallmark Christmas movies. I love how festive they make you feel and it's so relaxing to take some time out of the busy season and cosy up! Some of my favourite Christmas movies are The Princess Switch, The Holiday Tree and A Family For Christmas!

I hope that you have enjoyed my girly suggestions for cosy and festive things to do whilst being at home. What are you planning to do over the festive season?

xoxo

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Pink Snowflake Princess Stocking Filler Ideas

 


For my first Christmas gift guide this year, I thought I would pop together a little pink and pretty stocking filler ideas post, perfect for all of the pink snowflake princesses! I've tried to include a range of different price points so hopefully there is something for everyone.

I love the adorable little coffee mugs from Haute Glam Studio and I decided to include this cute pink and white striped peppermint candy cane hot chocolate mug with the dainty pink snowflakes which would be perfect for cosy winter drinks. I adore the Disney Pandora charms, especially the gorgeous baby pink ones and I love this special Fantasyland charm which would be perfect if you were planning a fairytale trip to Magic Kingdom next year. I also came across the beautiful limited edition packaging of Essie's nail polish in 'Ballet Slippers' which is one of my favourite shades. It is a gorgeous milky pink colour and the bottle design has a dainty silver foiled ballet shoe illustration on it which is lovely for displaying on your dressing table.










Which item would you love to see in your stocking?

xoxo

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Girly Things To Do Whilst Staying At Home



Hello lovelies! I hope you're all doing well and staying safe in these really strange times. I realised that I haven't actually shared a new blog post in a little while and I felt inspired to put together a little list of some of the pretty and girly things that you can do whilst staying at home. I really hope that you enjoy and it brings a little pink prettiness to your day... 


Indulge In A Luxury Skincare Routine
There is no better time than just now to start a new skincare routine and to spend some extra time using all of your gorgeous and special products to treat your skin to a little pampering. I've been trying out a few new products recently from Too Faced ~ I've been using the Hangover Pillow Cream at night time which comes in the most beautiful lilac and white ombré tub complete with gold twinkly stars and it feels so creamy and luxurious when it sinks into your skin as it is enriched with stardust. I've also been using the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream recently too as my daily moisturiser which is so light and has a dreamy delicate rose scent. It's also lovely to use a face mask to make you feel like a pretty princess too! 


Sort Out Your Planner With Pretty Stickers And Cute Washi Tape 
Even though life has got very quiet and unknown, I still like to take some time to sort out my planner as it helps to make me feel organised for the week. I have a really lovely milkshake pink planner from Kikki K which I've had for a couple of years and I love to decorate it with a selection of pretty stickers and cute washi tapes. Even though I don't have many things on at the moment, I still like to use it to plan out my day and set myself a little list of tasks to complete. I've also been loving my Mrs Hinch Little Book Of Lists which is so handy for making little cleaning and organising lists and makes me feel so happy when I tick things off at the end of the day. 

Make A Pink Unicorn Hot Chocolate With Fluffy Cream, Mini Marshmallows And Rainbow Sprinkles
I've been wanting to try and make a pink unicorn hot chocolate for a little while and what better time is there than now? I spotted the recipe in The Unicorn Cookbook and I can't wait to give it a little try. I had been really enjoying the Costa Ruby Hot Chocolates at the start of the year so hopefully I can create my own little unicorn version at home. It would be so lovely to style it in a cute mug or latte glass and finish with fluffy cream, pink and white mini marshmallows and some magical unicorn sprinkles. 

Buy A Bunch Of Pretty Flowers
Having fresh flowers in my home is one of my favourite little treats and it really helps to brighten my mood which I think is so important just now. I picked up a gorgeous bunch of pink roses in Tesco at the start of the week and they just make me so happy to see them blooming in my living room. Of course, you don't have to buy fresh flowers and I have some really pretty faux flower arrangements around my home too like cream hydrangeas and peonies. I'd love to treat myself to one of the baby pink and white forever rose boxes from My Flower Room or one of the gorgeous white peony and hydrangea arrangements from Ellie's Finishing Touches

Organise Your Wardrobe And Dressing Table 
I feel like this is such a cliché thing to do whilst staying at home but I've actually really enjoyed sorting out my wardrobe and dressing table recently. Having everything sorted and organised just makes my heart happy and not to mention, it gives me more space to fill my wardrobe with more pretty clothes. I picked up this gorgeous pale pink Marie jumper from Skinnydip London last week and I can't wait to wear it properly when we can finally go out again as it's so sweet. I also sorted out my dressing table and little chest of drawers in my spare room which houses all of my makeup and girly bits and bobs. I loved having a little reorganise of my dressing table space and displaying all of my pretty products and trinkets on top to make me feel like a princess whilst I'm getting ready there in the mornings. 

Buy A Fairytale Colouring In Book
Colouring in is an activity that I have always found to be really therapeutic and relaxing and I find that it's such a cute little thing to do in the evenings whilst watching the TV. I have both the I Heart Unicorns and I Heart Mermaids colouring books which have the prettiest whimsical illustrations of magical unicorns and mystical mermaids. It's so good to help to relax and calm your mind and I just love creating all of the pastel prettiness too!


Bake Some Enchanting Sweet Treats
I've been loving doing a little bit of baking recently as I find it so relaxing when I've actually got the time to enjoy it and eating all of the sugary sweet treats when you're finished is definitely one of the best bits. I've made a couple of batches of milk and white chocolate cookies with Mini Eggs which are so easy to do and absolutely delicious. You could also try making vanilla cupcakes and decorate them with strawberry, candyfloss or marshmallow buttercream icing, princessy pastel sprinkles or cute little fondant decorations if you really want to make them extra special. One of my favourite recipe books is The Unicorn Cookbook which has lots of magical unicorn-inspired sweet treats and some that I would love to try are Fairy Dust Macarons, Unicorn Cookie Dough Bites, Make A Wish Shortbread and the Unicorn Wish Cupcakes. I also have the beautiful Sweet Bake Shop book which is a princessy baking dream book filled with recipes such as Cotton Candy Cloud Macarons, Confetti Sprinkle Cookies, Sprinkly Fairy Wand Cookies, Birthday Cake Macarons and Vanilla Sugar Cookies.


Watch All Of The Disney Princess Movies
I feel like Disney+ definitely arrived at the perfect opportunity as I've actually had a little more time recently to curl up and watch a movie. I've been watching a different Disney princess film every night before I go to bed and it's so relaxing to be whisked away into a fairytale princess world full of cotton candy dreams and magical wishes. Some of my favourites are Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty And The Beast, Frozen and Tangled although I pretty much love them all!  

Treat Yourself To Some Cute Comfy Clothing 
As tempting as it may be for some people to stay in their pyjamas all day, I find that I feel really unproductive so I've been making the effort to make sure I get dressed every day. Having some cute and comfortable loungewear is definitely the answer and I've been living in fleecey pink jogging bottoms, pretty t-shirts and girly hoodies. I picked up these adorable candy pink joggers in the Boohoo sale as well as this white oversized New York hoodie which I love. There are so many pretty wishlist worthy items on Asos, Missguided and Pretty Little Thing so another shopping splurge may have to be done soon! 


Light A New Favourite Candle And Burn Some Girly Wax Melts 
One of my favourite ways to relax is to cosy up with a scented candle in my living room or bedroom. I like to burn candles all year round as I find that they make me feel so cosy and content and I also think that they make the prettiest decor pieces too. Some of my favourites are Yankee Candle's Blush Bouquet, Pink Sands and Rainbow CookieSince we moved into our new house in November, I've found a new obsession with burning wax melts and I have two gorgeous white Scentsy electric warmers that I love to have on. They make my living room smell so lovely and I'm addicted to buying wax melts now ~ some of my favourites are Scentsy's Pink Haze, Strawberry Swirl and Vanilla Bean Buttercream, Cotton Candy Clouds from Scent Sensationals which you can buy in Asda and Baking Cookies and Caramel Vanilla Latte from Glam Wax

Have A Pink Bubble Bath With Candy Scented Bubbles
One of the nicest indulgent treats is a bubble bath filled with fluffy pink bubbles in a candy scent with all of the glitter and shimmer possible and I love to have a bath at least once a week. I still have some of my Lush Magic Wand bubble bar left over from Christmas so I love using a little swirl of this to make my bath feel princessy and magical and it has the most gorgeous candyfloss and creamy vanilla scent. Whilst I'm in the bath, I like to take a book in with me or have a little scroll through my phone, pop in a hair mask and I sometimes take up a little drink of pink unicorn gin which tastes like marshmallows and candyfloss dusted in shimmering pink glitter from Enchanted DrinksAfter a relaxing bubble bath, I love to apply a sugary scented body lotion and cosy up in some snuggly pink pyjamas with a hot chocolate. 


Go For A Walk Through The Pink And White Cherry Blossom Trees 
I'm so pleased that the weather has been so lovely and sunny recently so I've been going on lots of lovely walks each day through the spring flowers. Cherry blossom trees are one of my favourite things about the springtime and it makes me so happy to walk through all of the gorgeous candyfloss pink and icing sugar white petals. I'd definitely like to plant a little cherry blossom tree in my garden but I just so wish that they bloomed for a little while longer than they do! 


Paint Your Nails With A Sweet Shade
One of the beauty treatments that I enjoy the most is getting my nails done regularly so I've taken to doing a little manicure every few days myself. I love pretty soft pink shades like Essie's Mademoiselle, Romper Room and Ballet Slippers and during the spring and summer months I also really like pastel candy pink shades like OPI's Mod About You and Le Mini Macaron Fairy FlossI do normally get gel nails done so I've purchased a little UV gel lamp and some gel nail polishes so I can hopefully do them myself and I'll be sure to let you know how I get on. 

Curl Up With A New Book And A Cosy Blanket
I love curling up on my sofa or having a little early night and reading a new book. I really enjoy girly books that are easy to read and whisk you away into a little fantasy dreamland and I find that I can lose myself in a good book for a few hours. I'm loving having some extra time to read recently and it's nice to have a little break from phones and TV screens. I have a little white Kindle which I purchased from Amazon and it's absolutely perfect as it's so lightweight so it would also be ideal for taking on holiday too. 

Make Unicorn Popcorn And Watch A Series On Netflix
My last girly stay at home suggestion is to make some unicorn popcorn and start a new series on Netflix. Unicorn popcorn is basically normal popcorn with melted white chocolate and mini marshmallows through it and I can't wait to make this and serve it in a cute pink bowl. I've been wanting to get into a new series on Netflix for a little while but I can't help rewatching all of the Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars episodes as I just adore them so much. I just wish that they would put Desperate Housewives, 90210, One Tree Hill and all of the Mary Kate And Ashley movies on as that really would make me happy! 


I hope that this has given you a few little ideas for making the most of your time at home and that you are all feeling safe and happy. And remember... after every storm comes a rainbow! 

xoxo

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Pretty Pink Ideas To Sweeten Up Your February



February is always such a cold and miserable month but I do actually quite like it as there is Valentine's Day and I love anything pink with love hearts, roses and chocolates. I thought I'd pop together a few cute little ideas to make you fall back in love with February...

Treat Yourself To A Bunch Of Pretty Pink And Cream Roses
One of my New Year's resolutions was to start treating myself to a little bunch of flowers every now and again as they really cheer up my living room and brighten my mood. I chose a beautiful bunch of pale pink and soft cream roses this week and they are just stunning! I'm also really excited for peony season and all of the pretty spring flowers like daffodils and tulips too.

Paint Your Nails With A Soft Pastel Pink Shade
I find that quite often I actually get my nails done more recently but sometimes I do like to paint my own if I have a little time to spare. I love soft shades of manicure pinks like Essie's 'Romper Room', 'Ballet Slippers' and 'Mademoiselle' or you could go for more of a candy pink shade such as Essie's 'Muchi Muchi' which is another one of my faves.

Bake Love Heart Sugar Cookies Or Cupcakes
I've always really fancied making a love heart-shaped cookie and icing it with pink and white buttercream and a cute little saying but you could also make some lovely little fondant cupcakes with teddy bears, love hearts, roses, envelopes and chocolate boxes. They'd be yummy to enjoy after a romantic Valentine's dinner or you could gift wrap them to make a sweet little present.

Make An Indulgent Hot Chocolate With Cream And Love Heart Sweeties
I always enjoy making hot chocolates throughout the winter months so I decided to make one in my pretty pale pink ruffled tea cup and add some whipped cream and little love heart sweeties. I think this would be perfect for a cosy night in gossiping with your friends!

Wear Your Favourite Perfume
If you're getting dressed up for a little date night, it's always nice to spritz on some of your favourite perfume. I absolutely love Lancome's La Vie Est Belle as well as Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb which has the most beautiful girly pink and black floral packaging and would also make a lovely Valentine's Day gift if you wanted to treat someone!

Splurge On Some Pretty New Lingerie
I'm definitely guilty of not buying myself enough pretty lingerie and I think most girls are! It's lovely to have a little splurge occasionally and do you not think that wearing lovely underwear just makes you feel even nicer? I love dainty pale pink lacey pieces and I'm loving Boux Avenue's lovely new spring collection as well as anything from Ted Baker!

Treat Yourself To A New Lipstick
Valentine's Day is all about little treats and romance so why not splurge on a new lipstick that you've been wanting for ages? I would always recommend the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks and my favourite shade is 'Lingerie Pink' which is so fitting for a pretty date night. They also come in the most gorgeous gold tubes that even have a little rose cut out in the centre!

Have A Little Date Night With Prosecco And Cosy Up With A Movie
Sometimes, it's nice just to get cosied up on the sofa with the candles burning and a fluffy blanket rather than going out and my husband and I certainly love doing this for a chilled little date night. You can have a little glass of prosecco or you could make candyfloss pink gin cocktails which are one of my faves and choose a movie to watch on Netflix. 

Indulge In A Box Of Your Favourite Chocolates
Around Valentine's Day, I think it's just acceptable to treat yourself to a box of chocolates! I adore the Charbonnel Et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles and this time, I picked them up in the prettiest blush pink love heart box. They are such a treat and are basically like champagne creams with a white chocolate coating and dusted in icing sugar with a slight hint of strawberry.

Have A Bubble Bath With Scented Candles And Pink Rose Petals
I think one of the loveliest ways to relax is to run yourself a hot bath with loads of bubbles and crumble up a cute bubble bar. Around Valentine's Day, I particularly love using Lush's Unicorn Horn which is rainbow coloured and shimmery and has a beautiful candyfloss and lavender scent which I find to be so relaxing. You can light a few of your favourite candles and also scatter some pink rose petals to add a cute finishing touch!

Have A Girly Night With Pink Champagne, Gossiping And White Chocolate Strawberries
I always think it's lovely to have a little girly night in every now and again so why not invite over some of your close friends, make some white chocolate strawberries and pour some glasses of pink champagne? Then you can get cosied up with some candles burning and pop on a few chick flicks like Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and The Notebook.

Visit A Pretty Cafe For Sugary Sweet Pink Treats
I visited Peggy Porschen in London at Christmas time a few years ago and I've always dreamt of going back around Valentine's Day as their girly pink decor and cake displays are the prettiest. I'd love to pop in for a love heart sugar cookie, a slice of Strawberries & Champagne cake and a hot chocolate served in a pretty pink mug!

What do you like to do during February?

xoxo

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette | Pink Chocolate Prettiness



As soon as I saw on Instagram that Too Faced were having a sale just after Christmas and that the Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette was included, I couldn't resist treating myself to another one. As I adore the baby pink casing, heart-shaped eyeshadows and the chocolatey smell, I thought that it deserved it's own little pink and girly post on my blog...



The Chocolate Bon Bons palette includes sixteen matte and shimmer shades which have a mixture of beautiful neutral colours and also a pop of sugary bright pinks. I have really enjoyed experimenting with all of the colours in this palette and you are able to create such a wide range of looks. When you open the palette, it is like opening a box of pretty pink heart chocolates and I love using it for around Valentine's Day as it is so romantic and dreamy!



For everyday wear, I love to use 'Satin Sheets' which is a beautiful champagne shimmer over my eyelid and then blend out 'Cafe Au Lait', a pewter shimmer or 'Molasses Chip' which is more of a bronze gold. My favourite matte shades are 'Almond Truffle' which is a light brown and 'Cashew Chew' which is a pale neutral cream. The white matte shade 'Divinity' is perfect for using as a brow bone highlight and I also love using the shades 'Black Currant' and 'Dark Truffle' to smudge under my lower lash line.

I was a little unsure at first about the fuchsia pink shade called 'Totally Fetch' and the pale pink 'Cotton Candy' as I don't tend to wear pink eyeshadows much but I actually found that 'Cotton Candy' blends out into a subtle pink shimmer which is very similar to Urban Decay's 'Dust' from the Naked 3 palette. The colour 'Earl Grey' is a really unusual dark grey with a hint of green sparkle to it and looks really pretty too.

As for the eyeshadows themselves, they are so pigmented and easy to blend out. I'm really impressed that the quality of these appear to be the same as the other two Chocolate Bar palettes which I also own and I really believe that Too Faced products are so worth the money. The shadows are also infused with cocoa powder so they have a yummy chocolate scent too!

I thought I would include a little description of each of the shades below...

Totally Fetch | Shimmer
A bright fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a fine iridescent shimmer. This is the only shade in the palette that I find to be rather unwearable but that is because I don't really choose vibrant pink eyeshadows!

Satin Sheets | Shimmer
One of my most used so far in the palette! A champagne pink shimmer with a golden frost which looks beautiful as an all over lid colour too. It is also available in the Boudoir Eyes palette and is one of the Too Faced cult favourites.

Cotton Candy | Shimmer
A brighter medium pink with blue undertones and a silvery frosted sheen. Looks slightly scary in the palette but actually blends out more sheer and looks really pretty.

Sprinkles | Shimmer
A really pretty pale pink with a subtle gold shimmer. It's very similar to 'Dust' from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which I have almost used up completely!

Almond Truffle | Matte
A light neutral brown with a slight mauve undertone. It is one of my favourites for using in the crease to smudge out.

Cashew Chew | Matte
A pale creamy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. A really nice one for using all over the eyelid if you want to create a matte eye makeup look.

Divinity | Matte
A pale creamy shade that is perfect for using as a highlight for your brow bone or inner corner. This one is really pigmented but can also be sheered out slightly if you want to create a softer finish.

Dark Truffle | Shimmer
A lovely deep chocolate brown with a soft pearly sheen. I love smudging this one along my upper and lower lash lines if I don't fancy wearing eyeliner!

Malted | Shimmer
A dark brown with a slightly golden tone. It is intensely pigmented and is a great shade to use if you want to create a deep smokey eye.

Bordeaux | Shimmer
A deep burgundy with warm brown undertones and a silky satin finish. It looks lovely paired with 'Black Currant' if you want to go for more of a purple-toned eye makeup look.

Molasses Chip | Shimmer
A gorgeous metallic bronze with a golden sparkle running through it. It is one of the most pigmented and applies with a really opaque finish.

Mocha | Matte
Quite similar to 'Almond Truffle' but is a slightly deeper matte brown. This one is the only shade that I have found to be slightly dusty which is unusual for a matte eyeshadow but it is a lovely neutral colour.

Cafe Au Lait | Shimmer
This is another one of my favourites and it is an unexpected one. 'Cafe Au Lait' is a medium brown with a golden champagne metallic sheen and is another really pretty one for using in your crease.

Pecan Praline | Matte
A light taupe brown with subtle warm undertones. It feels lovely and silky and applies with a very smooth matte finish.

Black Currant | Shimmer
A dark plum colour with a sparkling frosted finish. This one is really lovely for adding a pop of colour to your eyelid or also to smudge along your lower lash line if you want to be more subtle.

Earl Grey | Shimmer
A lovely deep teal with a dark charcoal edge and a satin shimmer. This is a really nice shade for smudging out along your lash line if you want a subtle smokey eye with a twist!

What do you think of the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette?

xoxo

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party | Sweet Sugary Prettiness



The Too Faced Christmas collections are always one of the releases that I wait for each year and this time it proved to be no different as everything was gingerbread and sweet themed. I could have quite happily added all of the gingerbread and candy pastel yumminess to my basket but I restrained myself and just picked up the Christmas Cookie House Party set which is definitely one of the starring products and I couldn't wait to share it with you... 

The Christmas Cookie House Party set has an adorable gingerbread house design which is formed of three breakaway palettes containing a beautiful selection of eyeshadows and glitters as well as a bronzer, blusher and highlighter. The set also contains three sweet little mini products :~ a Melted Matte Lipstick in the shade 'Gingerbread Man' which has the loveliest little gingerbread men wearing pink bows illustrated on it, a Shadow Insurance Primer which is amazing for prolonging the wear time of your eyeshadow and a Better Than Sex Mascara which is one of the brand's bestselling products.



Even the outer packaging of the Christmas Cookie House Party Set is so cute and festive with a whimsical gingerbread house set against a pale pink background with enchanting twinkly gold stars. The little snowy gingerbread house is decorated with pretty bow wreaths, gumdrop sweeties and even has an adorable little gingerbread girl waiting at the door with a present to welcome you in. All of the palettes also smell like gingerbread too with a lovely rich scent of creamy vanilla, baked cookies and Christmas spices. 




This palette is the largest out of the three, making up the main part of the gingerbread house, and contains twenty beautiful eyeshadows in a range of mattes and shimmers. The gingerbread house is a sugary pink colour framed in elegant gold and has yummy icing dripping from the roof and the windows. It is adorned with little sugar crystals, pink and white striped gumdrops and has a beautiful little gingerbread girl at the door wearing a hot pink bow and she has little candy blushing cheeks. There is even an adorable puppy and a pretty Christmas tree decorated with sparkling gold stars peeking out of the windows. Inside the palette, there are two little gingerbread men toasting their pink prosecco in gorgeous little cocktail glasses, each finished with a pink gumdrop. 

There is a pretty range of warm neutrals, soft rose golds and deeper pinks and plums with a little pop of green in a gorgeous range of shimmers and mattes. I think my favourite shades from this palette would have to be 'Snow Fake', 'Icing On Top', 'Tinsel Town' and 'Kiss & Caramel'. I have included a little description of each shade below... 

Snow Fake
An iridescent creamy silver with baby pink and gold sparkles. It reminds me of a snowy enchanted swan! 

Sled No One Ever
A cool-toned matte taupe shade with a lovely pigmentation. 

Santa's Favourite 
A deep burgundy shade with a subtle golden glitter. 

That's My Jam
A matte plum colour which makes me think of sugar plum fairies twirling in the Nutcracker ballet. 

Cream Filling
A warm-toned matte cream shade which works well as a base colour. 

Icing On Top 
A metallic champagne with a subtle golden glitter. The perfect shade to wear for popping open the prosecco! 

Nooks & Cranberries 
A lovely festive matte deep plum shade which makes me think of mulled wine, spices and Christmas markets. 

Ginger Bells
A matte light gingerbread shade with a peachy undertone. 

I Love Yule 
A pretty rose golden shimmer which looks so gorgeous and girly. 

Tinsel Town
A pretty soft taupe champagne shade with a slight lilac reflex. This one reminds me of magical Christmas unicorns in a snowy winter wonderland. 

Cinnamagic 
A festive sparkling copper shade which makes me think of cinnamon lattes, nutmeg and clove. 

Secret Santa 
A deep sable brown shade which would work well for a smokey eye. 

Oh, Snap! 
A matte chocolate brown shade which is one of my favourites to smudge out in my crease for a little bit of definition. 

Don't Hate, Decorate! 
A metallic warm brown with a very subtle hint of golden shimmer. 

Get Elfed Up
A gorgeous deep gold shimmer with a festive green reflex. 

What A Batch
A soft brown shade which is another lovely one for using in your crease. 

Drink Up, Grinches
A deep Christmas tree green shade with a light sparkle. 

Kiss & Caramel 
Another one of my faves! A gorgeous caramel golden glitter shade which makes me think of caramel lattes and sugar cookies. 

Hot & Coal
A black shade with a subtle gold and blue sparkly reflex. I'd save this one for using as an eyeliner! 

Easy Bake Lovin' 
A soft metallic bronze which looks like a melted gingerbread man and blends out beautifully. 



The little roof palette is possibly my favourite as it is decorated with snowy icing dusted in iridescent glitter and has beautiful pink and white striped gumdrops and little mint and rainbow sweeties on it. Inside this one, it has a pretty baby pink top lid with twinkly gold stars and it contains a bronzer, a blusher and a highlighter in cute little triangular shapes. The bronzer called 'Extra Toasty' is a gorgeous warm-toned brown which will suit most skintones and is perfect for giving you a little bit of a sunkissed look on these chilly winter days. Although I typically like to go for pink blushes, 'Daydreamer' is a subtle dusky peach with a rosey undertone and blends out beautifully on to the skin so would be one that I could reach for on a day where I wanted a more minimal makeup look. The highlighter called 'Get Frosted' is a shimmering golden glitter which looks really festive when applied but isn't quite as pigmented as the likes of Becca highlighters which I just adore. 



The last palette is the little door of the gingerbread house and has a gingerbread man waiting to invite you in with his pink candy cane and little gumdrop buttons set against a mint candy background. This one contains four glitter eyeshadows and two matte eyeshadows which are both perfect transitional colours:~ 'On A Roll' is lovely for more subtle makeup and 'Can't Catch Me' would be so pretty for a festive smokey eye. I did find that with these glitters, although the colours are gorgeous, that they are just basically coloured glitter so I would recommend using a glitter glue or a makeup fixing mist underneath them to really make them opaque. 

Frost Yourselves
A silver champagne glitter with teeny brown flecks. 

Miss Kringle
A gorgeous golden sparkle which looks so princessy and festive. 

Snow Pink
A pretty rose gold glitter which looks beautiful paired with Charlotte Tilbury's 'Pillow Talk' Lipstick

All My Wishes 
A bronze glitter with warm golden sparkles which looks like a gingerbread cookie. 

On A Roll
A warm-toned matte taupe which is a perfect transitional colour. 

Can't Catch Me
A matte espresso brown shade which is lovely for using to create a smokey eye with or smudging along your lash lines. 

I'm really pleased that I purchased this set as I love the Christmas cookie packaging and some of the shades are gorgeous, although I do have to be honest in that I preferred last year's collection with the blush pink velvety Christmas tree and snowy swans. However, this one still has some lovely colours and is definitely worth investing in if you like your Christmassy neutrals and shimmers. 

I'd also love to try the Gingerbread Sugar Body Shimmer which will give a glittering golden glow and has the most adorable pink fluffy powder puff and the Let It Snow, Girl! set which has three palettes illustrated with little dainty doll faces with a beautiful selection of eyeshadows, blushes and a highlighter as well as a mini candy striped Better Than Sex mascara. 

I'm wishing you all a lovely Christmas filled with snowy swans, sugar cookies and pink bow presents under the twinkling Christmas tree!

Are any of the Too Faced Christmas items on your wishlist? 

xoxo