download free phone wallpaper, free christmas designs

How is everybody doing today? Yesterday I go a bit creative and I decided to design a few festive phone wallpapers. I made all of these using Picmonkey photo editor and I'm quite happy with how they turned out. To download a wallpaper click on the corresponding link. The link will take you to google photos where you'll be able to download them.

I hope that you like my designs and that they will make your phone a lit more Christmasy! Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a treat box from The Body Shop. There are only 3 days left before the entries close so hurry before it's too late!

Free Christmas Phone Wallpaper

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

If you follow my Instagram account you will have already seen the Caramel Melange palette in a photo and on my story. After trying it for a few weeks I can say that my love towards it has grown and I have decided to share my thoughts on it in this post today.

In my Autumn wishlist I mentioned that I wanted the Zoeva Cocoa blend that I had been looking at for a really long time. When I eventually decided to purchase it I saw this beautiful palette and fell in love with the Caramel Melange palette instead.

The Zoeva Caramel Melange palette is described as being sweet and smooth with the formulation enriched with vitamins E and free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume and phthalates. The packaging is decorated with caramel and gold details that reflect the shades inside perfectly. It is priced at €22.50 which in my opinion is a very reasonable price for the amount of shades that you get.

Top row: wax paper, universal delight, aftertaste, 182℃, liquid centre
Bottom Row: alchemy, start soft, finish sensual, almost burnt, edible gem

The 10 warm toned shades range from browns, caramels and toffee and the finishes are matte, metallic, pearl and matte with glitter. They are all creamy and easy to blend with minimal fall out. I find that it has an amazing range of shades that can be used either for everyday or for a more glam look. The three that I have been using the most are the bottom matte ones which go perfectly together and create the most beautiful looks. I definitely see myself reaching for it a lot during this festive season.

Zoeva Caramel Melange Eyeshadow Palette

Monday, 5 December 2016

Another month has flown by and now we're only a few weeks away from 2017! As usual I'll be rounding up my favourites of the month.

The Body Shop Love ETC perfume // Now that the weather is colder I have not been wearing my usual scent as I found it to be too floral. Instead I have been reaching for this one. Its quite a sweet scent with the main notes being vanilla and marshmallow but it also has a musky scent that lasts longer and so is perfect for winter. While looking around for the link I found that it has actually been discontinued but apparently Avon have a similar scent. 

Rosegal brush set* // A few weeks ago I reviewed a rosegold plated set which I really love and use everyday but I have been using these three brushes the most. The big brush is perfect for applying bronzer and powder since it's very light and fluffy. The smaller rounded brush works best for blush and highlight because of its size. Recently I have only been using this eyeshadow brush for my makeup looks (as you can probably tell!). Its perfect for applying the shades gently and easy to blend with.

Yankee Candle Merry Marshmallow // I love lighting candles in my room for ~ambiance~ and this has been my go to lately. It is basically the candle version of the perfume but obviously much sweeter. 

Essence sheer & shine lipstick in I feel pretty // This lipstick is a very lovely wearable plum shade and easy to build. It also leaves a shine to the lips that fades out slowly like the colour. It is not that longlasting to be honest but it's still great for adding a pop of colour to my makeup look.

Christmas Songs // I have a confession to make... I have been listening to Christmas songs since the start of November! I just find them really cheerful and get me in the mood of the season. A few weeks ago I made a playlist on spotify of my favourite songs so feel free to follow along. I will be adding more as time goes by.

Have you tried any of these items?

November Favourites

Saturday, 3 December 2016

It's the 1st of December and that means that it's the official start to Blogmas! In one of my recent posts, I mentioned that I'll be doing 12 days of Blogmas in which I will post 12 festive posts during the days leading up to the 25th!

Today I'm bringing to you the staple Christmas item that you either love or hate: the ugly christmas sweater! I have put together some of my sweaters and jumpers that caught my eye. Some of them are full on Christmas but others are a little more subtle and can even be worn throughout all the colder months.

Which one is your favourite?

The Ugly Christmas Sweater List

Thursday, 1 December 2016

I picked up the jelly flower lipstick* in the shade number 2 cherry which is a lovely pinkish red. There are also two other shades available, one is light pink and the other is orange. The lipstick is packaged in a clear pink tube with gold details which I find to be very pretty. The first thing that you notice about the lipstick is that there is an actual flower in the see trough product that I would describe as being jelly like! Apparently it's a black chrysanthemum flower as this is what the packaging states. The scent of the lipstick is very sweet and floral and it kind of reminds me of a shaved ice flavour that I used to have. 

The site lists the lipstick as being moisturising, non stick and colour changing according to body temperature which I found to be really interesting. Upon applying it goes on glossy but mattifies a little bit after a few minutes. It glides on smoothly on the lips and doesn't feel drying at all. The best way that I can describe the texture is silky.

Now onto the colour changing part which I was a bit sceptical about and to be completely honest I still am. I don't see a lot of change in the shade apart from it going a bit redder after a few minutes. But with that said, it is still buildable and the longevity is amazing. It works great as a stain since the tint stayed on my lips for a whole day.

If you would like to pick this up or any other item from the site, this is the time to do it since Banggood have huge Black Friday sales going on. This lipstick is currently only £3.25 and free shipping!

Jelly Flower Lipstick | Review

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Today's post is a bit different to the usual ones. I haven't sat down and just written what I had on my mind in a really long time so that is what I'm doing today.

A few days ago over on my Twitter, I announced that I will be taking part in the 12 days of Blogmas challenge. For the non-bloggers out there, this means that I will be publishing 12 Christmas related posts during the days leading up to the 25th. The reason why I decided to not do the full challenge where I blog everyday is because I wouldn't be able to handle the busy posting schedule. Instead I will be posting around 3 times a week. I already have quite a few Blogmas posts in the drafts and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you. 

As some of you may know, I am currently in the second year of sixth form and my A levels are only a few months away. (So scary to write that!) Currently I have a lot of work and studying to do and this week and the upcoming week are full of tests, hence the lack of posts. So if I miss a post or two please don't blame it on me!

Another exciting thing that I want to talk about is the giveaway that I'm currently hosting. A big thank you goes out to the people that filled out the blog survey. I really appreciate all the tips and advice that you have given me. I have already tweaked the blog layout a bit to make it look better. The menu bar now has an archive and a more colourful look while the font is now easier to read.

The last thing that I want to say is that many of you have voted for me to do more personal or chatty posts. So from now on I will try to include an update/life lately bit in each fashion posts. After all I feel weird just publishing a post full of pictures of me in various different poses!

Will you be doing Blogmas or Christmas related posts this year?

The Grey Dress

Thursday, 24 November 2016

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