What’s In My December Makeup Bag

I mentioned in my November favourites that I barely wore any makeup throughout the month as I was so busy and I really want to change that for December. I feel like if you don’t make the most of autumn/winter/festive makeup then it’s a complete waste! I’m super busy again this month but with some fun festive things, rather than just sitting inside working and I’m determined to get out as many red festive lips, big bold lashes and copper eye looks as the month will hold. So without further ado let’s rummage through my December’s very festive makeup bag.

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November has honestly been one of the busiest months of my year so far, and I’ve ended up having endless no-makeup days as I just haven’t had time to put makeup on being so busy. I did manage to squeeze in a holiday at the end of the month to Tenerife which was so nice especially after how manic things had been and when we dressed up in the evenings it was really nice wearing some makeup. So this month I can’t say I had too many beauty favourites as I just didn’t try that much, but there are a few essentials in here and holiday favourites so let’s get going with them.

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Recently, I wrote a little tweet on Twitter (obviously) ranting about all the gift guides this year and lots of you agreed with me. I was basically saying that I was sick of seeing gift guides that were full of tat from around the house that they’d clearly half-arsed found to bulk out a post, or were just PR samples. I also said that some people have gone overboard with gift guides and I don’t need to see ten from one person, this year it almost feels like a competition to have the most and the best gift guides. Well, I decided not to give into the pressure and just wanted to create one beauty gift guide as I always do. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that there are a few PR sent items in here, but they’re from brands I specifically contacted for this post because I love their products and I’ve decided not to use affiliate links. The rest of the products are all makeup that I’ve tried, tested and loved over the years. So there’s my disclaimer. Enjoy the gift guide!

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An Evening With Biscuiteers and M&S

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I’ve been to a fair few blogging events in my time and my favourites are often the Christmas ones, and last week I went to one of the most festive ones yet! To celebrate the launch of the M&S Beauty Advent Calendars, M&S teamed up with Biscuiteers to bring us a gingerbread house making workshop. Yes, that is as great as it sounds. The calendar this year has been inspired by a gingerbread house, so not only did we get a house to decorate and eat but one full of beauty goodies too. Now I vlogged the event amongst other things that day so head below to see my vlog and photos of the event and calendar!

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My Current Lifestyle Favourites

It has been so damn long since I’ve talked about my lifestyle favourites. I made a conscious effort to streamline my blog to all beauty a while back and whilst I’m absolutely loving that direction, I feel like there’s a little person inside of me desperate to share some things which aren’t beauty related that I’ve been loving. Sure, I do this on Twitter on a daily basis but I think it’s time for a quick summary so you can see the best of the best rather than today’s daily obsession. So without further ado, let’s see what I’ve been loving.

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