Decking The Tree For Cheaper This Christmas

Decking The Tree For Cheaper This Christmas

I can’t believe we are already two weeks into December! It’s truly time for all the festivities and of course, the return of the falling snow on the blog. To me it feels as though Christmas this year seems to be going so fast, I need to get myself more organised! It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas (pardon the pun) and after spending a good part of last weekend sorting out decorations we’ve accumulated over the years, this year we decided to buy some new, fresh decks to put up which were so affordable. Even though you’ve probably all got your decorations up, I thought I would do a short post to share the bargains encase any of you are thinking of getting some new decks for this/next year for your tree!

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Is It Time To Ban Unnecessary Christmas Presents?

Is It Time To Ban Unnecessary Christmas Presents?

Christmas has become a retail festival, and it shouldn’t be. Christmas should be joyous but causes some people unhappiness, debt and worry. Many people feel obliged to buy gifts for others that they know they won’t use, with money they don’t have and cause themselves stress they don’t need. 

Martin Lewis.
If anyone knows me, they know I’m a big lover of Christmas. It’s such a wonderful time of year, however after watching Martin Lewis’ money show Christmas special the other night (I promise I do have a life haha) it left me thinking about the commercial side of Christmas. In a segment in the show which went viral, he talks about the topic of unnecessary christmas gifts (the video is on Youtube if you fancy having a watch) and how actually Christmas can be a stressful time for people. I thought I would do a bit of a different, short blog post to discuss and share this message he was trying to get across which I feel is so important. 
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Testing Dermalogica Skincare…

Testing Dermalogica Skincare…

Skincare has always come first for me before makeup and I am conscious to look after my skin (thanks to my mum) but especially as a student, I’d never really looked into what I should be using on my skin, what is best for my skin type etc and had a regimented routine. I’d remove my makeup with a makeup remover, occasionally do a face mask/exfoliating scrub, cleanse then moisturise and that would be me done. Recently however, I was VERY generously gifted some Dermalogica products to try as part of their #skinfluencer programme (which I am still overwhelmed by) and oh my goodness they have changed my whole perspective on skincare. I’ve heard a lot of people say this who are also in the programme but honestly it really is like having a mini facial at home. OBSESSED. You really feel these products are getting down to the nitty gritty not just on the surface of the skin. 

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Saying Goodbye To Autumn

Saying Goodbye To Autumn

Happy November 1st cherubs! I say it every month but I really can’t believe another month has flown by. The Christmas count down has officially begun haha – or am I a bit early? Not to be dramatic but it is only just 8 weeks away, not to scare anyone and with seeing all the Christmassy bits in the shops, I can’t help but feel excited.

The weather has certainly got a LOT colder now we are coming towards saying farewell to Autumn, soon to be Winter, in the final months of this year. It’s definitely time for the return of the scarfs and hats! This morning me, my family and the dog went on a quiet, crisp walk to Kildale (in North Yorkshire) and although the cafe was shut (lesson learnt) I still enjoyed taking a few snaps along the way and seeing the season changing. I thought I would share the photos I got as a little round off to Autumn, my fave time of the year…

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Flourless Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I can’t believe the last time I did a baking post was back in April! This one is definitely due! I’m back with yet another chocolatey recipe. This morning me and my mum thought we’d have a go at making some brownies seen as the weather wasn’t up to much. Baking is one of my favourite things to do, especially in the Autumn and although I can’t say these are bake-off standard, for a first attempt they tasted delish, which is the most important thing right? I promise you won’t regret making these which you can enjoy at the end with friends and family…or just yourself teamed with a cuppa. This recipe also doesn’t use flour and is instead, flourless (university challenge here I come) and also doesn’t require much skill or any fancy ingredients. 

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