Christmas/TV of the day: Planes, trains and automobiles
Christmas tip of the day: if you try to make Blue Bols ice lollies using Mr Frosty, they won’t freeze ❄️
It was a snuggly lazy Sunday morning for me and I didn’t want to get dressed as I was wearing the snuggliest and cosiest dressing gown and slippers. The dressing gown is from Asda £20 and the slippers are from Matalan £10 (more…)
Christmas tip of the day: use flour and glitter to make Santa foot prints
Chilled day with the dogs, cleaning and watching Christmas specials on Xmas gold TV. We have had The Gruffolo, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Delia cooks Christmas, Father Ted and now Stella. the dogs are doing the usual….. nothing. (more…)
The Yankee Candle (Christmas Eve) is burning, my bank account has took a thrashing, there are lists about lists about lists and my blood pressure is off the scale…….IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS
For the record I am a Christmas fanatic. I LOVE IT. I do nothing but complain about it but I absolutely adore it and I drive my family bonkers. We used to have 9 Christmas trees but I have got this down to five. My conservatory is a winter wonderland with the window freezes to prove it.
So what better on these cold and frosty mornings…afternoons and evenings than a good old Christmas film or TV special – here is a list of my personal favourites.
In no particular order…….
Charlie Brown Christmas
The Raccoons Christmas Special
Lark Rise to Candleford
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Call the Midwife
Poirot – Murder on the Orient Express (not Christmas but lots of snow)
Gavin and Stacy
Only fools and Horses – all of them
To the Manor Born
And then the Films….
A Muppet Christmas Carol
Scrooge (again – alastair Simm)
Little Women (1938)
By the light of the silvery moon
Meet me in St Louis
The Santa Clause
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
The Slipper and the Rose
The Bishop’s Wife
It’s a wonderful life
The Shop around the corner
The Wizard of Oz
Disney Very merry Christmas sing a long
Winnie the pooh and Christmas too
Beauty and the Beast – Belle’s enchanted Christmas
A mom for Christmas (Olivia Newton John)
The Christmas Gift (John Denver)
I have probably forgotten loads so will add as I remember them – but let me know if you have any recommendations
Since my mum passed away in the summer I have had no motivation or inclination to come and update this blog. My subscription boxes arrived and I could muster up a ‘meh’ – even the whole My Little Box debacle couldn’t lift me out of my fug. Yes I was still make – up crazy and invested in a new ‘layout’ for my beauty studio (spare room) and went crazy time at the MAC store at Birmingham New Street Station but to actually write about it? Nah. (more…)
I had no idea what it was when I got it – it was just CHEAP and in a really nice gold shiny box so even if the contents were rubbish it would make a nice ornament. Yes I am THAT girl e.g I have Jo Malone Hand wash and Hand Cream in my bathroom and no-one is allowed to touch them as they are ORNAMENTS. (more…)
I got this bronzer when I got the primer, as it was on a 3 for 2 deal at Boots. I also purchased the Supercat eyeliner I will tell you about that in another post.
The Solar Powder is a multi shade ‘shimmering’ bronzer. When you open it it looks like Benefit Hoola and Hoola light with a pink over spray covering the embossed S&G. That over-spray comes right off and beneath it is just nice matte bronzers.
I love Hoola but sometimes it looks really muddy on me especially if I have been cack handed with it and I also struggle to blend it. I have my eye one the Hoola Lite (birthday list kids!) as I think the colour would be better suited to me as I am very fair skinned.
I was a bit anxious to use this as I had had such disasters with the foundation and primer but this bronzer is GORGEOUS; its very (bingo key words coming up) Buttery, creamy, pigmented and blendable. Whoooo Hoooo – got a line, call bingo!
But seriously this is a lovely bronzer, it applies really nicely, the colour suits my complexion and it lasts all day without fading or rubbing off. I loves it 10/10
I still want Hoola lite though kids so get your money out and I also want the Benefit dandelion twinkle and Anastasia Modern renaissance – not so subtle HINT