Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Party Season Red Lips #Blogmas2014

I love to rock a red lip all year round, but during the Christmas party season, red is always the colour of choice. Adding a little bit of red lippy can transform your look from being casual, to wow in one easy application. These are my favourite all time reds and I think they have a lot in common?

Lush Liquid Lipstick Strong
My first product from Lushes Emotional Brilliance make-up range was this orange toned red, liquid lipstick in the shade strong. I love both the staying power, and the hydration that these lip colours give. The range has a number of wonderful lip colours that I adore but it is this shade strong that stood out to me. 

Topshop Lips Rio Rio
An oldie, but a goodie that has stood the test of time and has been featured on Georgina Sparkles since this blog began! It is a matte true red that suits all complections and makes teeth look whiter. I will be sad if I ever found out they had discontinued this beaut! 

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks In Love with Ginger
I was obsessed with this launch last year and bought a number of shades from the range. My favourite? Of course it has to be this orange toned red In Love with Ginger, with great pigmentation and a formula that is not entirely matte, it has been a permanent addition to my collection ever since. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Hot Pepper 
I have spoken, at length about my obsession for these lipsticks. They featured in my November favourites and my Winter lipstick top picks post, so I won't go into to much detail about it, but, they are the perfect liquid lipstick, great pigmentation, nourishing on the lips and of course, they stay around all day! 

Mac Lady Danger
My only Mac red is Lady Danger, Surprise surprise, it is another orange toned bright red shade. 
Matte? Check. Pigmented? Check. and great lasting power? Check. I will be repurchasing this bad boy again and again. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Lush Snow Fairy #Blogmas2014

Tis the season... To grab a bottle of the candy floss scented, bubblegum pink, glittering shower gel from Lush.

Every Christmas, Lush launch their highly coveted and much loved shower gel, Snow Fairy. Customers come in all year round looking for the shower gel, but it is only available during the Christmas period. (Although, there are some products from our permanent range that share the beautiful candy scent that everyone loves.) It is my favourite shower gel for a reason and I already onto my second bottle.

This year they have improved on the formula slightly and added an ingredient that helps the glitter to suspend throughout the whole shower gel, instead of collecting at the base of the bottle. Lush have also brought out a few familiar and some completely new products, for Christmas, that share the same sweet smell;

Father Christmas Bath Bomb
Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar
Magic Wand Re-usable Bubble Wand

Permanent Range:
The Godmother soap
Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment 

Are you a big fan of Snow Fairy? Have you picked up a bottle this Christmas?

Monday, 8 December 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas #Blogmas2014

I have been adding a few festive details around my flat to get into the Christmas spirit. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favourite past times; putting up the Christmas tree while watching Home Alone, lighting the advent candle at tea time, and wrapping up all my Christmas presents, while singing along to a music channel Christmas special.
My flatmate has let me decorate the flat and I'm sure he is loving all the tinsel and candles. I have been loving buying my own decorations this year, choosing the colour theme, and hanging Christmas lights.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas:

I love all my Christmassy bits and bobs! All the knitted cuties, and my amazing Christmas jumper were actually home made by my Granny!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Festive Nails #Blogmas2014

I love that the nail game is raised in winter. Shades get deeper and everyone loves a little bit of glitter! My go to nail colour this AW14 so far has been Essie's Bordeaux, a deep burgundy shade, with a beautiful glossy finish.
I love Essie polishes, as they give opaque coverage in two coats and your nails remain chip free a few days longer than other nail polish formulas I have tried.
On my accent nail, Kim K style, I have used a Barry M Nail Paint in Majesty. I love this gold glitter as it is thick and opaque in one coat. 
This is the perfect Christmas party nail combination, dramatic with a hint of sparkle! 

Hope you guys are enjoying the party season! 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

My Winter Lipstick Top 5 #Blogmas2014

A bold lip is my favourite accessory, and Christmas is the best time of year to showcase all my wonderful lip colours. A dark red or berry lip is the perfect shade to jazz up a casual outfit or to pair with the perfect party dress. I now can not go a day without applying lipstick, as I feel so naked without it and here, I share my top 5 lip products for Christmas 2014:

Mac Diva 
One of my favourite Mac lipsticks is Diva, a matte dark berry shade that compliments so many complections. I usually bring this out in the autumn and winter for big nights out to pair with a natural eye.

Rimmel Kate Moss 107
A classic berry lip colour is the Kate Moss 107. I will forever wear this shade and keep repurchasing this lipstick because it looks great on everyone. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Ole Flamingo 
My previous favourites post praised the formulation of these liquid lipsticks from Bourjois and Ole Flamingo is another shade that I adore. It is a deep pink that is matte and long lasting on the lips. 

Topshop Lips The Damned 
The Damned is a purple toned berry lipstick that is a bit more sheer than my other offerings but is a beautiful winter colour. Sadly a pen burst in my bag and ruined the packaging :( 

Chanel Rouge Edition Gloss Pirate 
My newest and most exciting winter lip colour is the Chanel Rouge Edition Gloss in the shade Pirate. I was so excited for this new launch from Chanel and rushed out to get one on payday! It is the glossy alternative to the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets and just as pigmented. Pirate is a dark berry shade with a glossy finish. My favourite thing about these Chanel Rouge Edition Glosses is the packaging, you press down on the gold lid and the lipstick wand pops out! Amazing packaging! Very excited to pick up more shades!

Friday, 5 December 2014

My November Beauty Favourites #blogmas2014

Didn't November just fly by? Suddenly it's December and Santa is coming and people are rushing to get their Christmas shopping done. I did a little bit of shopping myself, where I treated myself to a few beautiful beauty products, as well as rediscovering some old favourites in my beauty drawers. I also did all my Christmas shopping, which is wrapped up and tucked under my tree until Christmas. If I have not mentioned before (haha) I love Christmas shopping!!

These are a few products I have been loving this month, including make-up, hair care and one amazing experience:

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper
The lip colour I had been reaching for the most in Novemeber was the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick in the bright red shade, Hot Pepper. I love everything about these lipsticks; the liquid to matte formula, the lasting power and the shade choices. Hot Pepper is the perfect true red and I have been loving using the a red lip to add a little colour to my monochromatic wardrobe. 

My Little Beauty Mascara Soin Et Volume
This amazing mascara came out the November edition of the 'My Little Box' subscription box. I wasn't holding out much hope because I am very picky and fickle when it comes to finding the right mascara but after trying the My Little Beauty Mascara, I was hooked and I only hope that I can find it again once I have finished this tube. It has quite a wet formula and is super black and it leaves the lashes separated and volumised. 

Urban Decay Naked Palette 
I picked this beauty up on one of my payday shopping sprees. After months of desire and temptation, I finally went for it and picked the original Naked palette. I have been loving experimenting with different eye looks using this palette and I particularly love the shades Sidecar, Buck and Toasted. The packaging feels so luxurious and the double ended brush is perfect for packing on the colour. 

Tigi Bed Head Small Talk
I have been loving running this thickening cream through wet hair and then using my hair dryer to quickly dry my hair. It adds the perfect amount of natural looking volume to my flat and boring hair. You only need to apply the smallest amount of product, so my 125ml bottle will last my ages. Small Talk also smells fruity and delicious and I can not imagine another bad hair day when I have this product in my stash.

The Lush Synesthesia Treatment 
My final favourite is a Spa treatment that I received at the Lush Spa in Edinburgh. I don't want to give too much away about the beautiful Synesthesia treatment, as I do believe that it is an experience that one must experience for themselves. It is a wonderful treatment that focuses on both the body and mind and really helped me to relax. The treatment includes a full body and facial massage using a special Lush Massage Bar and hot stones that are tailored to you. After the treatment is complete you get a special cup of leaf tea and receive a new massage bar and bubble stone to use yourself at home. I would certainly recommend the Synesthesia to anyone looking for a treatment that helps you discover your subconscious need and wants a beautiful massage. 

I can not wait to try more of the unique treatments that Lush offer at their Spas and will definitely be booking myself in for a treatment after christmas! 
What have you lovely lot been loving in November? 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Lush Christmas Gift Guide #blogmas2014

For Blogmas day 3, I have put together my Lush Christmas gift guide. All of Lush's gifts are beautifully packaged and lovingly filled with carefully put together products! These are my top picks from the amazing Christmas gift range:

Nightingale £82.50
This gift is stunning with its packaging inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story, The Nightingale. 
It contains an assortment of Christmas bath bombs, bath melts, bubble bars and soap all tied together with a velvet ribbon. Within the gift is my favourite bath bomb, Lord of Misrule, a spicy yet sweet green bath ballistic that turns a dark wine shade in the water.

Contents:  Dreamtime Bath Melt, Avobath Bath Bomb, Yog Nog Soap, Ceridwen's Cauldren Bath Melt, Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt, Sakura Bath Bomb, Snow Angel Bath Melt, Twilight Bath Bomb, Blue Skies Bubble Bar, Gold Fun, The Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar, Holly Golightly Bubble Bar, Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, Cinders Bath Bomb, So White Bath Bomb, French Kiss Bubble Bar, Rose Jam Bubbleroon, Christmas Eve Bubble Bar, Sunnyside Bubble Bar and Snowcake Soap

12 Days of Christmas £49.95
Another gift with beautiful packaging is the 12 days of Christmas gift that opens up like a book to show 12 expose 12 special treats! This gift has a bit of every thing from bath to shower, to body lotion and soaps. Definatly one to pick up for the person that loves Lush. 

Contents: Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt, Snow Angel Bath Melt, Dashing Santa Bath Bomb, Honey I Washed the Kids Soap, Celebrate Body Lotion, The Olive Branch Shower Gel, Karma Soap, Holly Golightly Bubble Bar, Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, Cinders Bath Bomb, Golden Wonder Bath Bomb and Hot Toddy Shower Gel

Christmas Candy Box £14.95
This has been such a popular gift this Christmas, due to its great price and even more amazing contents. A sweet candy smelling collection that includes the Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Candy Mountatin Bubble Bar, Butter Bear Bath Ballistic and the Rock Star Soap. 

Night Before Christmas £12.95
I love the concept of this little gift as it contains some of our lovely bath bombs and bubble bars that are perfect for making sure you have a good night sleep. The Night Before Christmas contains; the Twilight Bath Bomb with it's beautiful relaxing lavender and tonka scent, the Father Christmas Bath Bomb that shares the same scent as Snow Fairy Shower Gel; and finally the Christmas Eve Bubble Bar, that is made with jasmine and ylang ylang to create a magical scent. 

Mrs Frosty £12.95
Lush have a family of Snowmen gifts and my favourite is the Mrs Frosty set. She comes with two bath bombs and a bubble bar and wrapped up in a cute snow-woman knot wrap. A perfect present for those people who loves baths. 

Contents: Butterball Bath Bomb, So White Bath Bomb and The Comforter Bubble Bar

Festive Cheer £10.25
This is a small gift that packs a big punch! Hidden Within this little orange parcel is the Hot Toddy Shower Gel and a slab of the Yog Nog soap. Hot Toddy is a warm and spicy shower gel with ginger and cinnamon and is the perfect companion for those cold mornings and evenings. Yog Nog soap smells exactly like cinder toffee and is a rich and creamy soap which is great for sensitive, dry skin. The perfect winter duo! 

Stocking Fillers Under £10

Santa Lip Scrub £5.50
Lip scrubs are a perfect stocking filler for those beauty lovers out there. Lush lip scrubs exfoliate and hydrate the lips with castor sugar and jojoba oil, and make a perfect base for applying this bold lipsticks this party season. The Santa's Lip Scrub is a Cola Cube lip scrub, flavoured with cherries and dates

Snow Fairy Shower Gel £3.50
Everyone and their granny has heard of this shower gel and I know plenty of people that would love to receive this in their stockings.  Snow Fairy signifys Christmas time to me and the smell is so nostalgic and sweet. 

Dashing Santa Bath Ballistic £2.95
These little chaps are citrus smelling bath bombs that are meant to remind you of the satsuma that Santa always puts in your stocking. Dashing Santa has fast fizzing bath bombs on his feet so it looks like he is dashing around the bath.

Snowman Jelly £3.50
I love the Lush Shower Jellys and this year they have brought out this Snowman Jelly. carrot oil and Bushu oil combine to create black current scent, which smells delicious and I think he is a perfect stocking filler. 

Snowman Fun £5.00
Finally, we have Snowman fun! Fun is a sort of play doh product that can be used as a soap, as a shampoo and to make a beautiful bubble bath, but it's main appeal, is that you can create a wonderful snowman friend. Lush also have other colours so you could perhaps make a friend for your snowman.

Are you hoping to get any Lush goodies from Santa this year?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Christmas Tag / #Blogmas2014

For my first official Blogmas post, I thought The Christmas Tag would be the best introduction to how much I love this time of year. Every family I'm sure, has their own wonderful Christmas traditions and I can't wait to share a few of mine with you. 

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie/s?
I actually love all Christmas movies regardless of how terrible or cheesy they are and I have been watching them since August. My two favourite Christmas movies of all time however, are The Muppets Christmas Carol and White Christmas. I have been watching the Muppets Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve for as long as I remember, and I love the muppets version of this classic Christmas story. White Christmas is a movie I discovered a couple of years ago when I was watching Christmas movies with my granny and it is such a beautiful movie. It was made in 1954 and stars Bing Crosby and Vera-Ellen as performers working at a hotel after the war. They sing one of my favourite Christmas songs, 'White Christmas' and preform amazing ballroom dances 

2. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
In my family, we always open Christmas presents on Christmas Day, opening stockings and Santa presents first thing in the morning and then opening presents from family and friends from under the tree, after our Christmas dinner. This year is going to be a little different as my mum and sister are working Christmas Day and my brother is away for Christmas. This year we will be celebrating Christmas Day on Boxing Day instead. 

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I remember when I was younger, on Christmas Eve, after being asleep for a few hours, I woke up to some banging from down the stairs. I thought it was Santa. So I went to investigate but it was just my dad cooking the turkey. I will always believe in Santa Clause! 

4. Favourite Christmas Gift?
I know this is soppy and sentimental but having everyone home for Christmas and being able to spend time with all my family is a very special gift that some people can't have and I do have a wonderful family. 

5. Favourite festive food?
I love Christmas dinner so much and my dad makes the best Christmas dinner ever. I am sure many of your mums and dad will also hold this claim also but I get so excited for Christmas Day because of his amazing stuffing and roast potatoes. I also love mince pies and pavlova and all sweet Christmas puddings. 

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
All the smells at Christmas are pretty amazing! Working at Lush, you get to smell so many Christmas scents in a daily basis and my favourite is the spicy, warming smells, like the Cinders Bath Bomb and the Melting Snowman Bath melt. Another scent that I love at Christmas time is gingerbread. I have the Gingerbread Yankee Candle and it smells exactly like Christmas should smell.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
When I was younger, we spent Christmas Eve at church at the christingle service, where I remember getting an orange with a candle on the top and four jelly babies. But as I got older, I went to the pub with my friends for a few drinks and a pub meal and swapped presents. 

8. What tops your tree?
This year, I have moved away from the family home so I will be on the hunt for the perfect tree topper, I love an angel on top of the tree though as it is a wee family tradition!

9. As a kid, what was the one crazy/wild/extravagant gift you always asked for but never received?
I actually don't think I asked for anything too crazy when I was younger, maybe a puppy? 

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
As I said earlier, being home and having the whole family round for dinner. Snow at Christmas is another one of those magical things that I wish for every year. The countdown to Christmas is also amazing, everyone is so excited and spreading Christmas spirit.

I tag anyone who wants to take part in this tag! Let me know what you love about Christmas! 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


I have been absent from the blogging world for yet another month due to working in retail and it being Christmas time! Christmas is coming and the lovely people of Aberdeen are out in their thousands shopping for their friends and family. I absolutely love this time of year and working in retail actually makes me love Christmas even more. Many would disagree and call me crazy but I love the atmosphere and the Christmas cheer and the Christmas music playing in all the shops constantly till the 25th. I will never get sick of Mariah's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You.'
Now to the point of this post: I am going to set myself the challenge of Blogmas, where I will blogging everyday in December. This is a big challenge that I will no doubt give up day two days but I miss blogging so much that I am willing to set time aside time every night to try. 
Look forward to festive beauty and fashion posts with a few lifestyle and food posts thrown in. I love Christmas so much that I can not wait to share my Christmas traditions with you guys. 
So you shall hear from me tomorrow, where I will start of Blogmas with The Christmas Tag.

Happy December!