Sunday, 29 December 2013

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer; 101 Celestial

Rimmel, you always produce some winner products.
Rimmel is my favourite make up brand, I have countless items of their products. Their lip product range is incredible, their lipsticks, glosses, lip stains and liners are all winners and there is something for everyone.
I recently popped into a discount chemist and I could not resist looking at the Rimmel stand. I noticed that it was 50% off, which is just fabulous! In Australia, store make up brands are so expensive, meaning I often wait around for the special offers. This was my chance to try the rather hyped Apocalips, can we take a moment to appreciate the creativity of the name?
I'm a bit late on the bandwagon with the Apocalips, but at an average price of $14, I couldn't justify spending that much on it. However, when I saw 50%, I began to round up the coins in my purse to purchase the product I've wanted try for months and months.
Now, the trouble was picking a colour. I cannot pull of the bright shades or very nude shades, I every much needed the perfect pinky nude known as Celestial.

The colour is perfect for my pale complexion, not too 'out there' but not too basic. The colour just adds that something special to your lips. The application couldn't be simpler. The doe foot applicator makes it an ease, but I do recommend applying with a mirror, it can get messy without. What is wonderful about the product is you can mute it down by blending it out with a lipbalm, or add more to it to make the colour bolder.

I now have my eye on the colour, Nova.
Have you tried the Apocalips? What colour is your favourite?
Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, 23 December 2013

The Christmas Tag

I have seen this tag floating around the world of blogs and YouTube, and I loved the sound of this tag, so I thought why not give a tag a go?

Here we go,

What's your favourite Christmas movie?
If you haven't been up to date on my festive blog posts, I have been doing regular posts on my favourite Christmas movies, so go have a stalk of those. My top three are Love Actually, Elf and The Holiday.

What's your favourite Christmas colour?
I love gold, silver and royal purple. Trust me, narrowing it down to three was a challenge.

Do you stay in your PJ's or dress up for Christmas?
In PJ's for most of the morning, then dress up nice. :)

If you could only buy a present for only one person, who would it be?
Oh this is too hard! I love getting Christmas gifts for others, I don't know if I could only buy for one person! Choosing presents for others and seeing their faces light up, is one of the best things about Christmas.

Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas Day! I couldn't open them Christmas Eve, I would feel like I would be cheating on Christmas Day.

Have you ever built a gingerbread house? YES! Let's just say it fell to pieces, multiple times. Was not successful, icing tasted amazing though.

What do you like to do on your Christmas break? Relax, take time out for myself before the new university year starts again, just enjoy myself and be in good company of others.

Do you have any Christmas wishes? Well, I do love those Cadbury Chocolate Wishes, could go for a few of them right now. Cadbury, take note here, do not take them away once Christmas is over, chocolate tastes amazing in star form. :) On a serious answer to the question, I wish to have a lovely day, filled with smiles and treats.

What's your favourite Christmas smell?
I love the sweet and spicy scents, like the smell of cinnamon, peppermint, anything sweet scented really.

What's your favourite Christmas meal or treat?
Too many to name! I love it all, I have quite the sweet tooth, so bring the Christmas truffles, shortbread, cakes, gingerbread my way. They will be consumed happily.

What's your favourite Christmas drink?
It's always hot for Christmas, but when there's the occasional cool day on the lead up to Christmas I love a good chai latte, apple and cinnamon tea, or a Christmas themed drink from coffee houses menus, and Christmas biscuits. However when its hot, cranberry juice with carbonated water, bliss!

Candy Canes or Gingerbread men?
Oooh, this is hard to choose, but I think gingerbread men have an edge. :)

What's your favourite Christmas song?
If you haven't been keeping up with my festive posts, every so often I link one of my favourite Christmas songs, so go have a stalk on my blog of my favourite Christmas songs. :)

What's the weirdest gift you've received?
I cannot think of any!

What's at the top of your Christmas list this year?
I don't think there's anything, nothing is springing to mind, I'm a tad stuck on that one!

That was fun! So anyone give it a go and if you do, do this tag let me know please!
It's nice to reflect on Christmas traditions that you may have.

Merry Christmas,

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Movies #5 - Noel

This movie can bring a tear to my eye. It's a beautiful film and worth a watch. The film has a similar basis to Love Actually, of characters being linked together in some way or another.
Noel focuses on strangers, who are linked together and meet each other at separate times, by several events that take place on Christmas Eve.

This has to be the one I love to watch the most. It tugs at the heart strings, can make you smile and can make you giggle. Time well spent watching this.

Have you seen this film? What did you think?

Merry Christmas!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Movies #4 - Christmas with the Kranks

Not a typical favourite Christmas a person would pick, but I just love this film (along with the past three I listed before).
I remember first seeing this film with my mum, and it is one of her favourites too. Thus, naturally it would become one of my favourite Christmas films.
The film is based from a book called Skipping Christmas. The storyline follows a couple who decide to skip Christmas one year since their daughter is away for the season. However, the Christmas spirit and festivities suck them right back into celebrating Christmas.
It's a funny film to watch during the lead up to Christmas.

Have you seen this film? Comment some of your favourite Christmas films. So close to Christmas now!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Tunes #4 - It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Ohhh, Michael Buble, your beautiful voice will forever have my heart. Ooft. This song is just beautiful and it is a signature song to have playing during the Christmas season. This is a cover of the original song I believe, but after all the covers I keep on coming back to the Buble. A joy to listen to.

Do you love this Christmas tune as much as I do? Can you believe how close Christmas is, I still have to find gifts. Anyone else in the same boat as me with that one?

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas now
Love always,

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Movies #3 - Love Actually

Okay, so this movie makes me believe that my love life will never be satisfactory until someone runs through an airport to stop me from getting on a flight. I love how every time I watch this movie, I feel so uplifted and positive. It's probably because at the ends on the beautiful sentiment, 'love is actually all around'. When I reflect on it, it truly is. It's a beautiful film to watch during the Christmas season as it lets you reflect on what you are grateful for. It just reminds me of the fact, love is all around.
The film is set in the city of London and follows the lives of numerous characters whose lives are intertwined in some form. The film starts from five weeks before Christmas and follows weekly countdown until Christmas.
The cast is incredible, beautifully scripted, I cannot speak more positively about this.
I feel like this is the Christmas movie for 'grown up's', so the children have The Santa Clause (but hey, I still love to watch that). Nevertheless, it's still has that Christmas film appeal to young adults/adults.

I have to say, this is a movie I will always adore and love. Do any of you love this movie?

Don't forget, Love actually is all around,

Love always,

Friday, 13 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Tunes #3 - Mistletoe

Okay, so I'm not the greatest fan of Justin Bieber, I'm just not a die hard fan. However, one song that I adored during the Christmas season a couple of years ago was his Christmas song, Mistletoe. It's gorgeous and the lyrics just describe Christmas perfectly. It's a lovely simple song for the festive season, and I could listen to it for hours. Just gorgeous.

It's the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the streets spreading so much cheer.

So how about you all? are you the same as me, not the greatest fan of him, but will happily have a cheeky listen of one of  his songs? Let me know in comments. :)

Not long now to Christmas.
Love always,


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Tunes #2 - All I want for Christmas is you

You know its Christmas time when department stores resurrect the classic 'All I want for Christmas is You' by Mariah Carey.
Now, I'm not going to lie, I do love this song, its the Christmas pop song that department stores, shopping centres use to death, and I'm that person that sings along while browsing the aisles.
It is the Christmas lyric that everyone joins in on; 'ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS.. IS YOOOOOOOOOUUU!'

This song will always be a favourite during Christmas time because once the department stores and shopping centres start to play this tune, it's the Christmas season.

So, are you like me and sing along to this tune? Is it a song you love to hate, or just love? Let me know.
Christmas is coming! :D

Love always,

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Tunes #1 - Underneath the Tree

Okay, Christmas isn't Christmas without a Christmas song to sing along to. So over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing a few of my favourite Christmas tunes. Now the fabulous Kelly Clarkson has released the Christmas album 'Wrapped in Red', which is just beautiful. One of my favourite tracks is Underneath the Tree. I think I like it so much because its such a pop beat. This song is catchy and Kelly's voice is incredible, so take a listen, does it get you in the festive spirit? I can honestly say makes me want to dance, and sing around the kitchen baking Christmas biscuits. I might just go and do that.

Love always,

Favourite Christmas Movies #2 - Elf

Two posts in a row? Gosh, I'm on to it.
Okay, the second favourite Christmas movie, is a favourite of everyone. It is.. ELF!
Now, I have not met a person who hasn't enjoy this movie. This movie will make you giggle and smile. This movie can put anyone in the festive spirit (and makes me wish it snowed here in December).

The movie follows one of Father Christmas' elves, who then discovers he is a human. The Elf known as Buddy travels to New York City  to meet his biological father, and spreading Christmas cheer wherever he goes. It's such a great, funny movie this is. Elf is a winner for young and old.

Sounds like a perfect date :P - Source

Whenever I watch this movie, I sing along to all the Christmas songs in the movie, and about four hours later after I finish the movie I'm still singing 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'.
Proves how good of a movie this is.

Now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.

Love always,

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Favourite Christmas Movies #1 - The Holiday

Hello there! It's been awhile. :)

Since December is here, it is now acceptable to break out the Christmas movies. Now the first of my favourites is The Holiday. I have seen it many times, but on a recent supermarket trip, I saw it was $5 and well I couldn't resist picking it up to watch during the Christmas season.
This is such a good movie to watch during Christmas. The Christmas aspect is quite subtle but it is still there an perfect to watch one evening with some Christmas biscuits and a cup of tea.

Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet - The cast of The Holiday

The basis of the movie is focused around two women who have experienced some heartbreak and are wanting to get out of their home town for the holidays to avoid it all. One women is from L.A the other, from a small village in the U.K, who lives in such a beautiful cottage.
The women switch houses for the holiday season, but they both find love in the new towns they are in, but that's just the gist of it, so much more happens. Iris (Kate Winslet) and Myles (Jack Black) are my favourite little love story in the movie, just so sweet. I just love rom-coms, best genre for me, therefore The Holiday is the best pick for me during the lead up to Christmas.

So, I might as well go and watch it again now. Please comment some of your favourite Christmas movies! I would love to hear them.

Love always,