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First taste of Origins

Origins is a brand that I have wanted to try out for so so long and now I have collected three Origins face mask and it's time to let you all know my picks. There are so many different types of Origins face masks that it can be hard to decide which one to try and trust me, I spent at least 20 minutes picking each mask. These are the three masks I own, so far...


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This is a mask that contains Zinc Oxide and Sulfur which you leave on your skin for 10 minutes and it helps to soak up excess oils, gets rid of dead cells and debris. So far I am really liking using this mask on my un-tamable spotty chin and I do think it is helping. 

The Wake Me Up - Origins GinZing mask 
My favourite type of masks are ones that really wake me up and give a energy boast to my skin and that is exactly what this mask does because of the energy boosting Coffee Beans, refreshing Cucumber and soothing Hoelen Mushroom. It is a really nice mask for the mornings and is part of my morning routine. 

This clay mask is a god sent when my skin doesn't want to do anything some days. I cover my entire face in the mask and sit back and relax in the bath and after I take it off my skin feels so clean and refreshed. It's a good mask to banish pesky little spots that wont go away because of the Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willow-herb and exfoliating jojoba beads. I am currently using this right now as well as the Out Of Trouble Mask to combat my spotty chin.

These are three masks I am really enjoying using at the moment and I am excited to try out some more Origins skincare, I think my new purchase will be the GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer which I really want to try out. 

What I'll Be Watching This Christmas

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I absolutely love what is on TV over the Christmas period and this year I have not been disappointed. After looking through the TV magazine I am even more excited about some family time around the TV on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Now I know Christmas is more than just sitting round the TV obviously but my family do love a good film to watch together in between board games and quizs (yes we are one of them families).

Here are my pick of the best TV this Christmas.

Christmas Eve 

  • Stuart Little - Channel 4 - 12:30pm 
  • The Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit - BBC Two - 1pm 
  • A Chrismas Carol - BBC One - 2:20pm 
  • Finding Nemo - BBC One - 3:50pm
Christmas Day 

  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause - BBC One - 11am 
  • Happy Feet - ITV - 11:30am 
  • The Muppets Christmas Carol - Channel 4 - 1:45pm 
  • Top Of The Pops - BBC One - 2pm 
  • Brave - BBC One - 3:10pm 
  • Stick Man - BBC One - 4:45pm
  • Doctor Who! - BBC One - 5:15pm 
  • Googlesprogs - Channel 4 - 8pm
Boxing Day 
  • Back To The Future - ITV - 10:55am
  • Jurassic Park - ITV - 1:20pm 
  • Home Alone 3 - Channel 4 - 3:30pm
  • The Crooks - BBC One - 4:45pm
  • Despicable Me - ITV2 - 6:40pm 
  • Peter and Wendy - ITV  - 8pm
  • Skyfall - ITV2 - 8:30pm 
New Years Eve 

  • Father Of The Bride - BBC Two - 8:45am 
  • UP - BBC One - 2:50pm 
  • Honey, I shrunk The Kids - Channel 4 - 3:20pm 
  • Pitch Perfect - Film 4 - 9pm 
New Years Day 

  • Top Of The Pops New Year - BBC One - 11:55am
  • The Sound of Music - BBC One - 1:15pm 
  • Wreck It Ralph - BBC One - 4:30pm 
  • Tangled - Channel 4 - 6pm 
  • Billionaire Boy - BBC One - 7pm
  • Catch me If You Can - BBC Two - 10:20pm 
I know this is a hefty list of films and shows to watch and because of work I probably will only get to watch a hand full but that small hand full will make me feel very happy and jolly. What films and shows will you be watching this Christmas? 

Black Friday Elf Purchases

Working in retail usually means I have to work major holidays and events and Black Friday was definitely a big event this year. You couldn't go anywhere without seeing posters and adverts for it. I worked most of Black Friday Weekend so could only look for bargains online. I had a good look through the Elf website and found some little goodies.

I didn't expect to buy much to be honest but they had an offer where if you spent over £20 you got a free gift which was a make up set bundle and free delivery so I couldn't resist.

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The first item I picked myself was the 32 piece eye shadow palette which is so dreamy. It includes 3 matte shades and 28 shimmer shades from beautiful nudes to dark browns and blacks. I can't wait to try this out I'm a big fan of all the shimmer brown shades plus the different shades of black are going to be great for smokey eyes. I also like the more stand out colours so hopefully I can create some great make up looks with them.

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The next item I purchased was the Warm Studio Bronzers which screams Nars to me. The packaging is a direct copy of the Nars packaging and I love it. It includes a contour shade, a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush and I choose the Warm shade so it came with a blush that I could use as a bronzer. They all have a slight shimmer to them and again I can't wait to try this out. I think it will be perfect to carry in my handbag on the go.

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The next few items where included in the free set I got. The first is a blush brush which is so so soft! The second is this blush in the shade Mellow Mauve and it is what I would call a bronzer blush because it is warm toned and can be used a bronzer. The next item is this Baked Eye Shadow in Toasted which is beautiful and very wintery/christmasy. I love ELF's baked blushes so I know I am going to love this eye shadow. Next is this Mineral Lipstick in Beautiful Berry which is a really nice autumn shade. Last are two eye products, the Expert Liquid Liner and the 3in1 Lengthen, Define and Volumize mascara.

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I'm really excited to try out all of these products as ELF is a brand I haven't had a bad product from yet. You might see some of these products creep into my future favourites posts.

My Hair Inspiration

Today I am going to show you all the hair styles I have been obsessed over these last few weeks which encouraged me to chop most of my hair off. 6 months ago I chopped most of my hair off after falling in love with Jenna Louise Coleman hair style and now I've done it again but even shorter. And I love it so much! Here are a few people who's hair length was my inspiration.

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Jenna Louise Coleman (obviously)
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Emma Stone 
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Go over and show these beauties some love! 

Finally here is my new hair...

Why I Love the Festive Season

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There are many reasons why I love the Christmas time and since we are only 2 weeks away from the big day, I thought it was about time my blog got a sprinkle of festive cheer! So put your  most Christmas-y pjs on, grab a cup of tea and a mince pie and sit back and indulge your festive side.

  • The dark mornings - Unpopular opinion I know but I love waking up on a dark morning, it helps me fall back to sleep on my days off and I feel much more cosy in bed. 
  • The cold weather - I love an excuse to wrap up in a big fluffy coat, a big scarf and a bobble hat. 
  • The mince pies - I can eat a whole tray in one day, I'm not even sorry. 
  • The novelty pjs - They always feel more cosy and warmer than normal pjs. 
  • The Autumn candles - You have to have a candle burning every evening or its not really Christmas.
  • The fairy lights, tinsel and baubles on the Christmas tree - Who else loves sitting next to the Christmas tree doing nothing but getting excited for the big day?
  • The treats - I always engorge on way too many naughty treats at Christmas but I tell myself that it is Christmas and I am allowed to go a little crazy on food. 
  • The festive videos - I love watching YouTube videos with festive backgrounds and everyone's vlogmas's, they get me even more excited for Christmas. 
  • The presents - Now I don't mean getting loads of presents yourself, I love Christmas shopping for other people and then giving them the presents, especially if it is something I have had hidden in my room for weeks waiting to give it to them. Nothing feels me with more joy when someone likes the gift I bought for them. 
  • The party outfits - I love getting dressed up for a Christmas party or helping people pick outfits for theirs. 
  • The festive makeup - Never is it more acceptable to wear glitter eye shadow then at Christmas. 
  • The Christmas films - I have so many favourites that I watch over and over again.
  • The glittery shoes - Lets admit we all have at least one pair of tacky glitter shoes that we bought for Christmas. 
  • The family evenings in - Sitting in front of the fire with your family who you might take for granted for most of the year.
  • The Christmas jumpers - the tacker the better.
  • The Sunday cooking/baking - During this time it is acceptable to spend your whole day off baking or cooking something tasty!
  • The boots 3for2 offer - That is great when you need to buy people presents. 
  • The turkey dinner - With lots of extras!
  • The Christmas Songs - They are the only thing that gets me out of bed some days!
  • The Top Of The Pops Christmas special on Christmas Day - My family watch this every Christmas day, its a tradition for us.
  • The Doctor Who Christmas special - That ones just for me really, i'm a secret geek...

This list could go on forever if I continue so I will leave the list here, I hope I have gotten you in some sort of festive mood and if I haven't I make it my mission to do that by Christmas Day! If you have any Christmas related posts leave me your links lovelies I'd love to read them. 

Pure Lips #2

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Newlook have done it again with even more beautiful shades in their reformulated lip stick collection. Since my last post I have purchased another 6 shades plus two lip crayons from their collection.

I love Newlook lip sticks because they are so creamy and rich, the colour lasts a long time on your lips and for me, they don't leave my lips flakey or dry like some lipsticks. They also come in such a wide range of colours so no matter what you are into, there is a shade for you.

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My first shade is this gorgeous dark nude shade called Camel which I have worn non stop since I bought it. It is a more darker browner nude shade then the previous two that I purchased and its my favourite out of all of them. I have been wearing this shade during the day at work while I am wearing big eye make up. Strawberry is an amazing bright red shade which is more on the pink side. I haven't had an opportunity to try out this shade yet but I know it will be perfect for the summer time with rosy cheeks. Magenta is a fushia pink shade which I have had my eye on for some time and then it went into the sale for £2 so I couldn't resist a cheeky purchase. Again I haven't tried out this shade yet because I am too obsessed with dark eye shadows but I can't wait to give it a whirl. Mid Pink is a darker fushia shade which has become a favourite of mine lately. Its darker then the Magenta shade but not so dark that you can't wear a smokey eye with it. Bright pink is my most adventurous shade that I purchased and I did purchase it on a bit of a whim but it is so beautiful. It is a typical barbie pink shade. My last lip shade is this lovely dark red shade with a hint of plum in it called Burgandy. I love this shade with minimal make up and the shade really suits my skin tone.

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I recently picked up two lip crayons too in the shade Camel and Plum. The colour pay off for these crayons are really good compared to other lip crayons I have purchased. The crayons are moisturing on the lips and the colour lasts for most of the day on me. The Camel lip crayon is very similar to the Camel lipstick but a little bit more creamier and moisturing and the Plum crayon is a super wearable dark plum shade.

If you have never tried the Newlook makeup range I would strongly recommend you try at least one lip product from them. I usually pick these lip shades over all my other lip products so they are definitely worth a try in my opinion,

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