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Monday, 21 December 2015

Winter Essentials | Ella & Lucy

Hey guys!
Today I thought I would do a blog on winter essentials!
So firstly I'll do the cosmetic side of it. Dark Lipstick. You can't not have a Red lipstick, I just find that it is so festive and goes really well with the seasonal colours. Along with red lipstick, red nail varnish. Again it goes really well at this time of year although red is one of them colours you can wear anytime of the year but anyway. Moisturizer, the cold for me really affects my skin and makes it go really dry so moisturizer is a must. That goes for face moisturizer and lip moisturizer. I find that Carmex is a really good lip moisturizer and you can actually feel it having an effect so I would definitely recommend it.
Ok so now onto the other stuff. Fluffy socks! My feet got really cold in the winter as do many peoples I guess but fluffy socks are amazing to me. There just a really nice item to keep warm so I'd say that they are a must have. Then you've got your fluffy pajamas and onezies which you can't not have I guess. Then there is a bobble hat and scarf which is your classic cold weather items.
Finally on to the edible stuff! A box of heroes or quality street go down really well in my house plus it's chocolate so why not. Finally hot chocolate. Cadbury's drinking chocolate is definitely my favourite and it's just the perfect winter drink. I have mine with marshmallows and whipped cream which is delicious and hot chocolate is great on a cold evening under a blanket watching a Christmas movie! I'm loving Elf and Home Alone at the minute! What is your favourite christmas film?

Hope you guys enjoyed!
Did I tell you that I finished school last week for the Christmas holiday?
Lots of love

Monday, 14 December 2015

Winter Skincare Rountine | Ella & Lucy

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to talk about my winter skincare routine! I feel that winter is the season where your skin just needs a little bit more love and care so I use slightly different products to what I use in summer.

Before I get in the shower or bath, I remove my make up. To do this is, I mainly use the Simple kind to skin face wipes but sometimes, if I want more of a thorough cleanse, I use the kind to eyes eye makeup remover on a cotton wool pad. It does say it is for eye make up but I think it works fine on your whole face especially if you aren't wearing that much make up.
When I am in the bath or the shower. I use the clean and clear advantage spot control daily wash. I rub it into a lather all over my face concentrating on the areas where I may be having a bit of a breakout. This works really well and I find it helps clear my skin loads!
When I get out of the shower or the bath, I use my soap and glory smoothie star body buttercream. I think I actually got given this by Ella and I love it so much! It is a bit more thick and I think in winter it is perfect for all skin types. After using that, I moisturise my face with the No7 essential moisturiser day cream. This moisturiser is perfect for my skin and sinks in so fast it's unbelievable. I highly recommend it if you are looking for your first moisturiser or something new to try. Finally, never forget that your lips need a bit of care too! I just rub on some Vaseline or The Body Shop's strawberry lip butter. Both work wonders on my lips!

I hope you all enjoyed this blog! Love you all lots and thank you for very comment and every view it really does mean a lot to us! Comment below any of your skincare favourites for me to try and I will blog again soon!


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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas Gifts and Christmas tree | Ella & Lucy

Hey guys!
So today I wanted to show you some of the gifts I got for my friends! (Excluding Lucy's presents).
So firstly I got two of my really close friends a lip balm set and I know you can get a lot of lip balm sets but I thought this one sounded the nicest. I've already wrapped them so I can't quite remember exactly what they're called. (Whoops!) But it contains a vanilla scented one, a strawberry scented one and a mango scented one. I got this for £2.50 from Boots. Also because that present was quite small I got one them a box or bar of their favourite chocolate each. Then for another close friend I got a body butter winter set which had a "Candy Cane" scent and "Winter Spice" scent which I thought was really nice and perfect for a Christmas present. I think I got that for £3 in Tesco. Btw It might sound a bit cheap what I got my friends but it wasn't really about the price of it all, it was what I thought they would like. Then I got three friends who aren't as close to me a little box of minstrels. You can get these from a few shops and I got them for £1 pound each.
Then for just friends or people I talk to I gave them a card with a candy cane which I thought was quite a nice idea.
So this is my Christmas tree! I don't know about you guys but we only put ours up yesterday. A lot of people have a theme and we kind of do but then we have special baubles that take over a little bit. Our theme is gold and red! I think once you put up your Christmas tree you just know that Christmas isn't far away! Unless you put your decorations up in October!
 Anyway, I'm just about to start my last week of school before the holidays and I'm so excited!
 Hope you guys enjoyed!
Lots of love 

Ps. When do you break up for the Christmas holidays? 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Jumper! | Ella & Lucy

Hey guys!
So I was thinking, what could I blog about that is christmassy, so I thought I would show you guys my Christmas jumper for this year. I absolutely love it and I can't wait to wear it. I don't know about you guys but I only wear my jumper on Christmas day and maybe a day before and after, I'm not sure why but I just do because if you wear it before I think that it kind of loses its purpose.
So the main jumper is black with silver snowflakes and then as you can see a reindeer. Also I don't know if you can tell from the picture but the three white bits on the jumper light up whenever you move and then turn off when you aren't wearing it automatically which I think is a really cool idea.
(The top picture is the back of it) You can get this jumper from Tesco for £20 which I think is an ok price because again, I don't know about you guys but I keep mine for a few years.
Other places you can get Christmas jumpers are like Next or Debenhams if you don't have one already and if you want to get yourself one!
Hope you guys are having a good December, I only have 2 weeks left if school before the Christmas holidays!
When are you guys putting up your decorations, or have you already?
I'm putting mine up next weekend!


Drugstore makeup haul! | Ella & Lucy

Hey Guys!

The other day, I went shopping with my mum to get peoples christmas presents and see all the decorations! We went to the Trafford Centre in Manchester which is quite a way away from where I live but it was worth the journey.

First of all I went to boots. I went in there to get foundation and the soap and glory hand sanitizer. The hand sanitizer wasn't there so I went to the No7 counter to get my foundation. This they did have and they also had an offer, if you spend a certain amount, you get a free gift bag. My mum brought an eye moisturizer and an eye shadow so we had enough money for the gift bag! The box was adorable, it is the pink and gold pyramid above. Inside I got an eye contour brush, a mascara I had been dying to try (No7 dramatic lift), an eye shadow (not sure which colour) and a cream blush (Pop and glow cream blush)! All of these products are amazing considering I got them for free and I love the foundation (essentially natural foundation in cool vanilla) so it was a very successful trip.

Next, I went to Superdrug to try and get some Tanya Burr products. Not only did they have lots of Tanya's products, they also had pretty much all of Zoella's products! As you can imagine, I was very excited but I had to restrain myself as they are all on my christmas list.  I ended up getting a Tanya Burr lip gloss called 'I Found Nemo' and her peachy glow cheek pallet. I was so excited to try both of these and so I tried them this morning. To say the least they are AMAZING and I would definitely recommend them. The lip gloss is a gorgeous peachy pink and the pallet really added a healthy glow to my face. My favourite thing bout the lip gloss is probably that even though it is quite pigmented, you can build the colour or lightly pat your lips to reduce it. I think its going to be perfect for school.

The final place I went that I think is interesting was lush! I usually shop in Sutton which doesn't have a Lush and even though Birmingham does, finding myself doing an unexpected trip to Lush is exciting! There are two bath bombs I have particularly been wanting to get aside from christmas ones but I only got one. The two were called The Big Blue (I think) and Intergalactic. I went for intergalactic just because it drew my attention a bit more! I am yet to try it but it looks like a winner! It is a big blue ball with a pinky, glittery strip around the middle. I think it is meant to be a planet. It does smell quite strong but every Lush product seems to and I am more excited about the colour. I also had to stop myself from buying one of the present bundles for myself! They were so tempting!

Other than shopping for my family (which wasn't that interesting!)
 they were all the shops I went to! Hope you enjoyed and are having a great December. Will Blog again soon!


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Chat about Vlogmas!

Hey guys!
So one of my most favorite parts of Christmas is vlogmas. I am loving #24daysofZoella right now and I hope you guys are to. I'd definitely class Zoella as my all time favourite you-tuber, and there's a lot to choose from. I just find her really down to earth and inspirational so having a two videos from her everyday makes me so happy!
Who's your favourite youtuber?
Just a quick little blog today as there are some bigger ones coming sooner!
See you soon!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Run up to Christmas!

Hey guys! So it is finally December! I know Lucy already did a blog about this but I just wanted to do one as well.
This is my advent calendar. It is the Cadbury dairy milk one and to be fair my mum bought it for me so I didn't really get a choice but I probably would have got this one anyway. Plus dairy milk is soooooo good! I'm kind of late with this blog but hopefully it won't be too bad.
So I have a lot of blogs lined up but they are a lot like Zoella's and I really don't want to seem like I'm copying her which it might actually look like I'm doing, but we'll see.
Anyway, finally it is the run up to christmas! Only 21 days now! I absolutely love this time of the year and I can't wait for all of the christmassy activities and all of the baking to do!
Hope you guys are well and enjoying this time of year!(I know I am!)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

December chats!

Hey guys!

As you all know, its December! I couldn't be more excited as with December comes hot chocolates, blankets, vlogmas and all things christmas! Today I thought I would talk about some things that December makes me think of and a few christmassy essentials!

First of all, I feel candy canes really add to the festive spirit around this time of the year. I know some people don't like candy canes but for those who do, they are a must have! The are perfect to eat with a  hot chocolate, eat by themselves or even just a decoration. For those of you who don't like them, I think just some kind of festive treat is perfect.

Next up is cosy pyjamas or a snuggly blanket (or both!). When its cold or its christmas eve its lovely just to snuggle up with a drink and some biscuits after a warm bath. For me, this makes me feel at home and happy. It also makes me feel really excited for christmas!

For me, December is like Friday but for months! Once the christmas music gets going and the colder weather starts coming, you know its winter and December. I love all the seasons but I do particularly love autumn and winter so I am so excited for what this winter will bring.

I know this has been quite a short blog but I don't want to just end up rambling on! Love you all lots, hope you all enjoy vlogmas and will blog soon!