Sunday, 29 December 2013

New Years Resolutions

 'New Year, New You.' This is a saying that goes around almost constantly this time of year. People thinking of things they are going to do to better themselves and things to work towards. 

I usually say I'm going to do something but almost forget about it by January 2nd and never think of it again. This year I am picking things that I want to stick to and hopefully will. I'm going to share with you the things I will be working on. I can also look back at this post in the future to see how they are going! 

  • Take more pictures: Pictures are one of the best ways to look back at memories and remember the times you wanted to capture. 2013 wasn't my best year for taking pictures but this year I plan on taking a lot more to look back on and remember my year.  

  • Drink more water: I am terrible at drinking water. I rarely feel thirsty and because of this I never go for water. I usually take the unhealthy fizzy drink route. This year I plan on making a change and drink a lot more than I do now. 

  • Be in the moment: Ok so this may sound very 'tumblr' but it was the best way to put it. When I'm with friends or family I tend to whip out my phone to check what's happening online and why? I have no idea, just a force of habit. I plan on stopping this in the new year and actually be with my friends. There is plenty of time for checking social network sites when your not busy spending time with people. 

So those are some of the things I plan on doing this new year and I can't wait to see how it turns out. 
Have you thought about any resolutions you are going to try and keep?
 Till next time.

Friday, 20 December 2013

The Christmas Tag

Hey Guys, 

Estelle from letmegoxo tagged me to do The Christmas Tag and since there is just less than a week till Christmas there couldn't be a better time to do it. 

What are you up to Christmas Eve?
Well this year I'm working on Christmas eve but after I'll probably get something to eat with my family, head to Christmas mass then come home and watch The Polar express. We also open one small present that evening just to get into the festive spirit. 
Who do you spend Christmas day with?
Usually in the morning we see some of my aunts and uncles from my dads side then come home and eat the greatest meal ever with mam, dad and my sisters. We chill out for rest of the evening then later go and spend time with my mams side of the family. 
Do you enjoy giving or receiving gifts?
I love giving gifts. I think it's so nice to see someone else be happy with what you picked out for them. Receiving gifts isn't all that bad either though. Who doesn't like getting presents?

What does your outfit consist of on Christmas Day?
 For christmas I think it's really nice to dress up. Not all out fancy but something nice. I usually go for a dress or skirt and a nice pair of shoes. This year I ordered a monochrome split sleeve dress from which I am so excited to get. I'll probably match it with a pair of black wedges as well. 
(The dress I ordered) 

Do you enjoy shopping for your loved one's gift?
Now to be honest I do and I don't. I like going down when I have ideas of what I'm going to get people but sometimes I have no clue what to get and then I get frustrated. This year was actually a lot easier and I have all my shopping done. Hopefully everyone likes their gifts. 

Have you ever received a gift you disliked and pretended you liked? 
 I don't think there is anything I have gotten that I really didn't like. One thing I get a lot are the little gift sets with different shower gels and body butters which are always usually left in the box. Oops. 

What would your ideal Christmas be?
One Christmas I would love to visit New York. There is something so nice about New York at Christmas and I love to go and see it for myself. 

What's your least favourite thing about Christmas?
 Coming closer to the actually day when your in town is kind of annoying just because people are crazy and rushing around trying to finish their shopping. Don't get me wrong sometimes it can bring great Christmas spirit but some people can be rude running around thinking they are the only people looking for present.  

What is the best gift you have ever received?
 Oh goodness, this is actually a really hard one because I always get such nice presents! Although a few years ago I got tickets to Westlife's last concert and considering I have loved them since I was about 5 years old it was pretty exciting. 
If you could choose one person to spend Christmas day with who would it be or why?
I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a celebrity or something but I'm just going to give the most obvious answer and say my family. I love spending it with my family because everyone is always in high spirits and it's just one of the best days. 
It was really fun to do this tag as it really puts you in a festive mood. 

I tag:

and anyone else who reads this and wants to take part. 
Till next time. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

BBloggers Secret Santa

 Hey Guys, 

So last week a package arrived for me and I was so excited when I realised it was my Secret Santa present. My presents came from the lovely Katie from SpotsandStripes  and from the second I opened it I could tell she put so much thought and effort into it. 

The first thing I saw was the Cath Kidson makeup bag. It has such a cute floral design which I love and can tell I will be getting a lot of use out of. Inside the bag were the rest of the present and I saw a little hand mirror which matched the makeup bag perfectly. 

The next thing I saw were the Barry M Nail Polish and the collections eye pencil. The nail varnish is perfect for this time of year with the party season about. Glitter and sequins is a perfect piece to add to your wardrobe. The eye pencil is also great as it's such a nice neutral colour so it can go with anything. 

When I saw the babylips in the bag I got so excited as I have the blue one and am loving it so recieving another one was fab! The Nivea lip butter is also a new favourite and smells absolutely amazing. 

These were such lovely presents to get so thank you Katie for putting so much effort in.