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Advent Calendars are no longer just reserved for chocolate, oh no, this year there seems to be an advent calendar for most things; cheese, playdoh and candles are just a few on sale this year, and beauty advent calendars are a huge trend. I've been very lucky to receive a couple of beauty advent calendar's this year, and today we're going to talk about the essie advent calendar*.

So you ready?

Let's go...

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Priced at currently £40 at Superdrug, this isn't a cheap advent calendar, butttt you do get quite a lot for your money with this calendar. There's 24 doors, and inside there are 7 full size nail polishes, 13 mini nail polishes, 1 mini nail polish remover and three nail tools. The contents are worth over £100, and the 7 full size nail polishes are worth £55 alone, so £40 is actually a really good price for what's inside. 

There's a mixture of shades in the calendar and some are even exclusive to the calendar which I think is quite cool, especially if you're a huge essie fan. The shades are very festive, think reds, glitter, etc... but there are a few all round colours including Fiji -my ultimate fave essie shade!

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So the colours inside are ; 

Rock The Runway - Gel Couture Shade - A bright festive red
Luxedo - A deep purple 
Disco Doll- A lilac glitter 
Mink Muffs - A purple toned nude 
Liquorice - A rich black 
Fifth Avenue - An orange toned red
Fishnet Stockings - A deep Burgundy red 
Sil Vous Play HeroA lilac shimmer 
Bobbing For Baubles - A navy shade 
Tart Deco - A peachy coral 
Fiji - A baby pink

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 L-R Cocktail Bling, Sugar Daddy, Tart Deco, Fiji & Bobbing For Baubles

Cocktail Bling - A blue toned grey 
Sugar Daddy - A sheer baby pink 
In The Mood Ring - A black and silver glitter
Glow Your Own Way - A gold glitter

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L-R - Glow Your Own Way, CC corrector for nails, Sil Vous Play Hero, In The Mood Ring


Mini Colour Corrector For Nails 
Gel Setter Top Coat
All in One - base, top coat and strengthen
Apricot Oil - use on your cuticles
Mini Gel Couture Top Coat 
Mini Nail Polish Remover 
Nail/Toe separator 
Glass Nail File 
4 in 1 - buffer, file, shine and polish 

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L-R Luxedo, Fishnet Stockings, Disco Ball, Fifth Avenue, Licorice, & Mink Muffs

I think it's a really good mix of colours, there's some brights (Rock The Runway, Tart Deco & Fifth Avenue) Nudes (Fiji, Sugar Daddy & Mink Muffs) and even glitters (In The Mood Ring, Glow Your Own Way & Disco Doll) so I think there's something for everyone. I also like how the colours all mix and match so the glitters work well with the colours, e.g the black and silver glitter In The Mood Ring would work perfectly with Liquorice, and Glow Your Own Way would work with all the red shades and Disco Doll with all the pink toned shades. I also like how there's a base coat, top coat and gel top coat, as well as a cuticle oil too so it's like everything has been thought of. 

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L-R Rock The Runway and Gel Couture Top Coat

I'm a huge fan of essie polishes mainly cause they're the polish which last the longest on my nails without chipping, I also like the wide brushes too as it makes painting your nails pretty easy, even if you're a bit heavy handed like me!

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For the price of £40 I think this is great value considering you get 20 nail polishes, and it's a great way to try different essie shades. Also the box is pretty cute too right? I love the NYC theming! So overall, is it worth the hype? Yes. Is it worth the money? Yes.

So there we go, the essie advent calendar, definitely worth treating yourself too, or a very lucky loved one. I'd love to know your thoughts, will you be snapping one up?

* I received this as a press sample but was under no obligation to post. 
Beauty, Christmas, Christmas Shopping, Ted Baker, Drugstore, Gifts, Gift Ideas, Make up, Ted Baker Ted’s Bouquet Cosmetic Collection

Do you know what I miss? Being a child at Christmas. I miss the magic of the festive period- was Santa real? Why did we have to leave him my Dad’s favourite snacks? The excitement of not being able to sleep on Christmas Eve, and of course the build up, when you’d sit and circle everything you wanted in a catalogue, which you’d then proudly present, to your slightly horrified parents- ‘I don’t expect it all obviously’ didn't even make them un widen their eyes. 

As an adult, it’s not the same is it? And something I always struggle with, is when people ask you what you want for Christmas. When you’re an adult, you don’t really know what to ask for, as usually you buy whatever you want yourself. A couple of years ago, the only thing I could think of when my Dad asked me, was a window vacuum. I wanted one to clean the shower, so that’s what my Dad got me. It was a low point, as it made me realise ‘wow I’m officially old.’ 

If like me, you always struggle with what to ask for, today I have your back, as I’m about to show you a gift set that you are for sure going to want to add to your wish list and also want to buy for everyone you know too.

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So let me introduce you to the Ted Baker Ted’s Bouquet Cosmetic Collection, and yes isn’t it seriously DREAMY. Yes so dreamy it deserved to be written in caps.

In fact the whole of the Ted Baker Christmas gift range which is exclusive to Boots is dreamy, if you love rose gold (check), pink (check) and floral prints (check) you will love all of these. You may want it all, and go back to your child ways of circling everything in the Boots Christmas Gift Guide! 

But today I’m going to be talking just about the Ted’s Bouquet Cosmetic Collection, a make up gift set, which oh my gosh, deserves all of the heart eye emojis in the world. I mean just look at it all! From the rose gold eyelash curlers, to the stunning lipstick, the gift set is absolutely gorgeous and is so glamorous yet delicate. I found it interesting to learn that the Ted Baker range was inspired by a curious trinket discovered at a New York auction, which explains the art deco feel to the gift sets.

So aside from being seriously pretty, what is in the set?

Well this gift set consists of 12 full size products and tools which will add a touch of glamour from yesteryear to your make up bag. The set is a lavish collection of beauty must haves that are almost too pretty to use, and you’ll want to display them out on your dressing table for everyone to see. 

In the gift set you get; 

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An Eyeshadow Trio which consists of three neutral shades; a pale pink, taupe and a warm brown shade, perfect for a day to day slightly smokey eye. 

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A Rose Gold Eyeshadow Brush: which is perfect for blending, for said smokey eye, or for just displaying on your dressing table as it’s almost too pretty to use.

An Eyebrow Pencil : in a medium brown shade to help define and fill in brows.

Mascara: with a plastic wand which helps to separate and lengthen lashes.

There is also some very beaut Rose Gold Eyelash Curlers: which will help to curl your lashes (funnily enough) and open up your eyes. 

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A Blush Compact: consisting of a pretty coral blush and pale pink highlighter to add to your cheeks and cheekbones.

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A Blush Brush: A fluffy brush to apply blusher and highlighter to your cheeks. 

Two Tinted Lip Balms: in a nude and red shade (perfect for Christmas parties) I'm wearing the nude shade in the picture above. 

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Lipstick: A rich dark pink shade, perfect for day to day wear, or build up for a more sultry look. 

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Two Nail Polishes; a baby pink (my fave) and a festive rich burgundy.

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Every product is beautiful, they are all inspired by vintage glamour and the rose gold packaging is gorgeous. The eyeshadows are buttery and pigmented, the lipstick feels creamy and the brushes are so soft. You may think that the products in beauty gift sets aren’t up to the standard as regular beauty products, but this isn’t the case with the Ted Baker gift sets, and I’ve put together a look using some of the products to show you what you can create.

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The Ted Baker Ted’s Bouquet Cosmetic Collection is a gorgeous gift, that I am sure anyone would love to receive on Christmas Day. Also I haven’t even told you the best news yet, so this set is usually priced at £45 which is still a really good price for 12 full size high quality make up products, but this is currently one of the star gifts at Boots meaning it’s currently only £22.50.

Amazing. That’s under £2 for each product- they look like they should be about ten times the price of that! You need to snap this up though, either for yourself or for whoever is on your gift list as I have a feeling this will sell out fast!

The Ted Baker Christmas Gifts Collection is available exclusively at Boots, and you’ll be stuck for choice with what set to buy, as they are all blooming beautiful!

Will you be adding this gorgeous Ted Baker gift set to your wish list?

Oh and one last thing, I’m going to be giving away one of these sets on my Instagram next week, so keep your eyes peeled to be in with the chance of winning an early Christmas present for either yourself or someone who would love this gift set!

*Sponsored by Ted Baker Cosmetics, but all opinions and thoughts are 100% genuine and my own. For more information on how I work on sponsored posts, read my disclaimer here.
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Recently, I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve been pretty restless and I don’t know about you, but there is nothing worse than waking up looking tired after a bad night’s sleep. When I’m tired, my whole face gives me away, and I spend the next day feeling rubbish. So, I’ve been trying to take steps to ensure that I don’t wake up feeling and looking bleh. I’ve found the key to this is by performing a little pamper routine that I have perfected before I go to bed.

This routine ensures that I wake up looking a little less tired even if I’ve had a restless night’s sleep. Today I thought I’d share the things that help me fake looking like I’ve had my beauty sleep, I thought this may be helpful, especially with Christmas just around the corner which means later nights, thanks to Christmas parties and end of year deadlines.

So, let’s start shall we!

Having a Pamper Shower/Bath

So, something I’ve found that works really well for me, is having a nice chilled shower or bath before bed. This helps to relax me which then, hopefully means I’ll get a good night’s sleep. I tend to wash my hair, exfoliate, shave and this all helps me to feel better when I wake up in the morning. I always find my skin looks a little dry and dull when you’ve had a bad night’s sleep so this helps to keep my skin feeling smooth which does make a difference.

 Drinking Some Water Before Bed

Although it may mean you need to get up in the night for a wee, I’ve found that drinking some water before bed, does help how my skin looks when I wake up in the morning. Water obviously hydrates you and I feel like making sure I’m hydrated before bed means that my skin feels plumper and fresher (if that makes sense) it also means I wake up feeling a bit better too as there’s nothing worse waking up feeling groggy. 

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Fake Tan

So, I know this won’t be for everyone, but something that makes me feel so much better is waking up with a tan. I tend to tan just before bed, put on some cosy pjs and head off to sleep. I know that even if I have a bad night’s sleep, I will at least waking up looking bronzed and that always makes me feel better!

A Sleeping Face Mask

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Whenever I have a bad night’s sleep or go to bed too late, you can always tell by my face. My skin always looks dull and feels dry which then makes me feel 100x worse.

Recently I’ve been trying out the Yes To Sleeping Masks which are face masks that work on your skin whilst you sleep. Pretty cool right? There’s four masks to try, but I’ve been trying the Yes To Cucumbers Calming Sleep Mask which, thanks to soothing cucumber extract, keeps your skin cool all night and you wake up with your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. My skin always looks so much better in the morning after using the sleeping masks, they make me look like I’ve had a good night’s sleep which is a definite winner in my book. 

The masks are single-use and all have rich cream formulas that absorb easily and gradually overnight during your skin’s natural repair cycle. You rinse off in the morning and voila, your face is feeling and looking fresh for the day ahead. 

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I tend to apply my normal skincare routine, then add the Yes To Sleeping Mask last and head off to sleep. You can use the masks alone, or on top of skincare like I do, for more effective penetration. They are cruelty free and have no parabens, SLS and silicones in them either. They’re available from ASOS and I’d 100% recommend trying one, your face will thank you!

I think I’m going to be stocking up on the gentle Yes To Cucumbers Calming Sleeping Mask and the Yes To Coconut Moisturising Sleeping Mask for when I’m doing my course of Roacctutane later this year as think these will be great for when my skin is feeling very, very dry!

Now once I’ve applied all of these, it’s now time for bed. However, if I find that I still need a bit extra help to look all fresh faced in the morning, I do the following three things:

 Eye Drops

My eyes are always super red after I’ve had a bad night’s sleep, they feel tired, and make me look a little like a zombie which to be honest with you, isn’t the look I am going for. So, I swear by eye drops to help brighten my eyes. I use the Eyedew Sparkling Eyedrops and have done for years. They whiten your eyes and also help to make them feel a little more refreshed. I tend to add a couple of drops just before I start my makeup and they make the world of difference! 

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Concealer, concealer, concealer

Dark under eye circles are almost a neon light saying ‘Hello! I’ve had no sleep!’ So you want to cover them up as well as you can. Although I can never seem to 100% cover under eye circles, I help to brighten and cover them with two concealers. I've been using the L’Oreal Infallible Concealer palette recently, which I use to cover the dark circles and it has full coverage so it does a pretty good job. I also use a yellow toned concealer to brighten up the area even more. Yellow is a good colour to balance out blue and purple tones, so really brightens up the area under my eyes. The Barry M colour correctors are really good for this!

Nude Eyeliner

Finally, to ensure fully that my eyes are a bit brighter and awake, I’ll go in with a nude eyeliner on my water line which helps to brighten up red, tired eyes. Although I’ll have already added eyedrops, the eyeliner will help to just add an extra bit of brightness and mean that no one will ever tell you’re tired from looking at your eyes!

Finally, after this routine, I should be looking a bit more awake and fresh faced. No one would ever know that I’ve had a bad night’s sleep ;)

I’d love to know if you have any tips for faking that bright eyed and bushy tailed look?

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So maybe it's because I'm a 90s kid, but I am loving all the 90s clothes that seem to have come back into fashion recently. This Autumn/Winter I have decided to well and truly embrace the 90s with my wardrobe. This outfit is one of my faves atm and is something that even though, isn't groundbreaking or anything like that, it's still a little out of my comfort zone.

For the past couple of years, I've let myself get into a bit of a style rut, jeans and jumpers have been my uniform, I seem to have forgotten to how put things together or had any desire for clothes. Which has been great for my bank balance but I did miss dressing up. However, over the past few months, I feel like Cheryl in a 2009 hair advert 'I've got my mojo back' and I want to start trying out different things again and god forbid venturing out from jumpers and jeans!

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Outfit Details : 
Top: Primark
Skirt: Primark
Shoes : Primark

I got this skirt from Primark, and I saw it and was like 'hmm I like it, but would I wear it?' It was £8, yes £8 and I thought I'm going to try this and I'm really glad I did. I feel a bit like a table cloth, buttt I really like this look.

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Also obsessed with these boots from Primark too!

It's giving me Clueless/90s vibes and a Clueless inspired outfit is always a winner with me! I've also just seen on Primark's website that there's a grey and pink version too- need!

So just a quick little outfit post from me today, but I have a feeling I'm going to be wearing this skirt a lot! I'd love to know if you're embracing the 90s trend?

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I am a total homebody. I love being at home, snuggled up on the sofa, and yes news just in - I am a Grandma but hey whatever.

Because I spend a lot of time at home, I like my house to be as cosy as possible. I feel like over the years, I’ve got a bit better at making a house homely. When I think back to our old house in Southampton, I remember how I used to get frustrated at the lack of cosiness, although it was very small, I could never get that real cosy homely feel, and I didn’t really know how to do it.

Though recently, and thanks to the likes of Pinterest, I feel I’m getting there and I’m really happy with how our house is looking at the moment.

Although our house still needs a bit of work, we’re getting there slowly but surely. We’ve recently finished our living room and I’m so happy with it. Previously thanks to floral wallpaper, a very bulky gas fire and blue curtains, the room didn’t feel like us. I think Henry got fed up of my constant moaning, as when I returned from a long weekend in Nuremberg last year, he’d redecorated the lounge. Goodbye floral wallpaper and a million fiancé points to Henry right?

We’ve finally added a few finishing touches that have really transformed our living room, and with Christmas just around the corner, yes that’s right, I said it. I feel like the room is looking perfect for cosy evenings in and I can’t wait to get the Christmas tree up. Yep one very keen bean over here.

So after that very long intro, today I wanted to share some ways to cosy up your home, and how to make it look more homely. Of course none of it is rocket science, but these little things have made such a huge difference to our home, and I love it even more now, so thought I’d share them today with you :)

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Blankets! 

I’m a big fan of blankets. Now that’s a weird sentence to write out! What I mean is, you can’t beat snuggling on the sofa with a blanket wrapped round you, in fact as I write this, I have a blanket draped over me, yes I know I’m 26 going on 86. I have a whole host of blankets on the sofa, as I always think it’s worth having a couple, just incase you have guests or if you and your partner/whoever you live with, don’t want to share (and I totally don’t blame you btw.)

My go to blankets are soft, fluffy, and fleecy is always good too! I have a few grey ones, and a pink one too. They are perfect for this time of year, and I love getting cosied up under them on a grey weekend afternoon. How many times did I just say grey?

Prints 

Okay so prints may seem like a bit of a strange one to make a house feel cosy, but recently we’ve put up new prints in the living room and you wouldn’t believe what a difference it’s made to the room. Adding prints has made the house feel more homely and more like ours which I think adds to the cosy factor. I’ve got a few new prints from Desenio which I am absolutely in love with. I’ve added seven new prints to our living room, and I really feel like it’s made a difference. I’ve been a big a fan of Desenio posters for a while so was delighted when they reached out to work together on this post. 

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Although I was so tempted to buy a huge Prada sign for above the fireplace like the Van De Woodsen’s in Gossip Girl, I tried to not go too girly with my print choices. I first of all, replaced our New York map print which I’d bought a couple of years ago, which was looking a little worse for wear. I love the city prints on Desenio and thought this NYC one was a little more modern and detailed. I also bought a gold frame for all of the prints, the frames are so well made and I think I’ll be replacing all of the frames in the house with these!

For above the fireplace, well faux fireplace I should say, I got this huge grey watercolour map which I thought was pretty cool. We have been deliberating whether to get a mirror for the mantle piece which we may still do at some point, but I feel the print has really just finished off the wall. It looks a bit more together now and I like how it’s quite subtle so the brick wallpaper doesn’t have to fight for attention, if that makes any sense what so ever haha. 

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Next up is our little gallery wall- for ages, I’ve been thinking that the space above the sofa would really work well as a gallery wall, it’s such a big space and I always felt it just looked empty.

I chose five prints to mix and match. I got this large Brooklyn Bridge print which I love, you guys know how much I love NYC and it’s a very special place for us as a couple, but Henry always says he doesn’t want the house to scream ‘WE LOVE NEW YORK!’ So I always try to add subtle nods to the city. I really liked this bridge print as I feel like it’s not too in your face, and I love the mix of the monochrome and the gold frame. 

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Then there’s a slightly pink toned print in the form of a floral print, it’s kinda hard to describe, but I thought this would add a little colour to the wall, then we have a palm tree print, a ‘breathe’ print which I loved the simplicity of and the font, then finally a slightly pink toned beach picture. I know that I've mixed city and beach prints, but I loved them all and well surely that’s the beauty of a gallery wall, mixing and matching themes.

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I really love how the prints look and how they have come together, like I said, I feel they have really finished off the living room and we’ve had so many compliments on them.

Desenio have very kindly given me a discount code for you guys too, if you want to add some prints/ a gallery wall to your home. The code “dizzybrunette” gives 25% off posters* between 31st October - 2nd November. *Except for handpicked-/collaboration posters and frames.

Candles


Okay so I know this is total basic territory now, but seriously I think one of the cosiest things you can have in your home is a candle. I have a whole array, but currently can’t get enough of my wax melt burner which scents the house so well. My fave scents are sweet think vanilla, or Autumnal/Festive such as cinnamon and berries. Some times Henry will walk in and be like ‘have you been baking?’ And I have to reply to his disappointed face ‘ no it’s just the candle.’ Though to be honest if you saw my baking, you’d probably be relieved not disappointed

Fairy Lights

I’m big believer in that fairy lights are for life, not just for Christmas and last weekend, I added some fairy lights to the mantlepiece and inside our big lantern in the fireplace. Maybe its because we’re nearing closer to Christmas, but they just added a lovely feel to the room. I put them on and turned to Henry and said ‘ aw doesn’t it look lovely in here?’ You know when you just get that little rush of happiness and contentment, like you don’t want to be anywhere else in the whole world, yeah that. And it may seem silly cause all I did was turn on some fairy lights, but I don’t know, suddenly it just felt really cosy and homely, and well it’s crazy how much I can waffle on about fairy lights eh haha.

Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in the house, and always think they add a lovely homely touch. My Mum surprised me with these pink roses earlier this week and I put them in a vase instantly and on the fireplace area. I just don’t think you can beat fresh flowers, and always try to have a bunch in the house.

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The Little Touches

Finally, it’s the little things that add a cosiness/homely feel to a home. It’s what makes a house a home, and personal to you. From photos in frames (which we need to add more of, I currently have two photos up, although I did get some more printed out the other day to frame and put up) to little ornaments or books, these things help to just bring a room together. I want to add a side/coffee table to the living room at some point which I think will bring the room together that little bit more. But for now I am pretty happy with how it’s looking.

All these things have made a huge difference to the house, I feel like the house is starting to look more like ours and feels like our home now. It takes a little while to make a house feel like yours, but we’re getting there. I love spending time in the living room now, whether it’s replying to emails, or snuggling up to watch films, it’s a lovely cosy space.

I would absolutely love to know if you have any tips for making a house cosy, and what you must haves are. Also don’t forget to take advantage of the discount code for Desenio if you want to add some prints to your house too! Let me know if you have any questions at all :) speak soon! x

*This post was in collaboration with Desenio but all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest as always, for more information on how I work on sponsored posts read my disclaimer here.
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