With the advent chocolates being well consumed and the winter weather arriving, Christmas is well and truly upon us. With my Christmas shopping nearly done and out the way (I shared a few suitable gift options here), I thought it was time to show you all what I have on my list this Christmas. As you would expect there is a few beauty bits in the mix so Santa if you are listening…
First up comes from my makeup queen of 2015, Charlotte Tilbury. What’s a wishlist without a bit of CT thrown in the mix!? Anyway I’ve had my eye on her gorgeous quad palettes for too long now and thought Christmas was the perfect opportunity to ask for one of these beauties. The one that I’ve always wished for is the beautiful Dolce Vita quad with a mix of dark shades, a light highlight shade and the most gorgeous gold glitter that would look amazing over Christmas time! The eyeshadows are meant to be pretty good quality too so I would ever so love to get my hands on it!
I feel like it’s my own tradition every year to get a new pair of trainers. I always seem to ask for a new pair or I tend to buy some during the January sales so obviously this year is no exception. Over the last year I have definitely started my love affair with all things Adidas and I absolutely adore their shoes. The Adidas Superstars are like the perfect pair of trainers (in my eyes anyway), monochrome , basic but stylish that will go with almost anything. I think a pair of trainers is a great staple to have and I know I would wear the life out of these!
Christmas is always the best time to ask for those makeup palettes that you could never make the splurge on. I can’t even remember how long I’ve really wanted the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette but finally it may be mine. Warm eyeshadow tones are right up my street so this palette would be a great addition to my makeup stash. The palette also apparently has a chocolate scent so I think we are onto a winner here!
I am not really one to splurge on a new fragrance for myself. I always tend to wait until times like Christmas and birthdays to ask instead and this year I would love to get my long time favourite back again! If I had to name my holy grail scent it would be Thierry Mugler Alien without a doubt. I have a poor empty bottle sitting abandoned on my table and a new one would be very well welcomed! To go alongside, I would love to get the Alien Essence Absolue body balm. After a little trip to the fragrance counter I had a little look at this and fell in love. The scent was as I expected and was pretty strong for a body balm so I am looking forward to giving this a try!
I would say that I’m not really one to follow trends or have a specific style role model that I copy, I just tend to do my own thing. However there is one ‘trend’ that I have spotted constantly on Pinterest over the last while and I’m loving it!
If there is two pieces of clothing that I just love its a good coat and of course a beloved pair of trainers. Of course put them together: ultimate dream team! There is just something ever so cool about pairing a sophisticated long camel coat with a pair of sneakers. I have been loving this combo and my daily go-to is always my beloved New Look camel coat with my even more beloved maroon Adidas Gazelles.
However when you get caught up in this trend-loving it has only went and increased my wardrobe wishlist further. I now have my eye on a couple other pairs of trainers namely black and white Nike Roche Runs and a pair of black and white Adidas Gazelles (yes I do like my monochrome!). Its a weird smart-casual combo but I’m loving it and maybe the addition of a camel trench coat can take this look right into Spring!
Can you believe we have reached the end of January already *gasps* time always goes so fast! Anyway before I get stuck in to this months favorites, exciting announcement…*drumroll* Today marks this blog’s 5th anniversary!! How crazy, 5 years of blogging wow. Thank you to every one of you who reads my blog and makes it seem like I am not talking to myself all the time haha, Thank you all so much 🙂 Heres to another 5 years, right!? 😉 Anyway back to the favourites, this month has been quite unusual as I pretty much didn’t leave the house for the whole month and never really wore makeup. You can probably tell from the chilled out vibe image above which doesn’t really resemble the usual monthly favourites shebang but hey ho.
Adidas Maroon Gazelles – I have had my eye on these beauties for a long while and finally picked them up during the month. I got them from ASOS where they were on sale for a decent £52. I love a bit of maroon, it works so well with my wardrobe and I am totally loving the camel coat and trainers combo.
Friends – Do I even need to talk about how good Friends is? I am sure like pretty much everyone, their Gran and dog has watched every episode of friends and during my time off I decided to go for the full on 10 season marathon. I don’t think I have ever laughed so much at a TV series, nothing beats Friends, ever.
Looking For Alaska – For Christmas I got a selection of the John Green books after falling in love with his writing while reading The Fault in Our Stars. I have started reading Looking For Alaska which is about a boy who moves to a boarding school and falls for a girl named Alaska. I haven’t finished this book yet but I am loving it so far and John Green is just so great at twisting the conventional love story.
Essie Avenue Maintain – I picked up this nail polish in the Look Fantastic winter sale and its currently on my nails for the time being. Its a pretty “Parisan light blue” colour which is quite different to anything in my collection. The lasting power on this formula has been pretty decent as well, keep an eye on my blog for more on this polish later…
Another one of the biggest trends is the Sports luxe trend taking a sportswear inspiration and athletic style. The trend has been popular amongst many designer collections this season such as Gucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger who took vibrant shades, mesh and oversized boxy tees to the runway. Below are some key sports luxe inspired pieces for this season:
Missguided White American Football Mesh T-Shirt
Topshop Sports Rib Mesh Vest
ASOS – Nike Orange Rosherun Sneakers
River Island Teal Mesh Cross Over Crop Top
Topshop x adidas Originals Orange Runner Shorts
Topshop Leather Look Bomber
Credit to ASOS, Topshop, River Island, Missguided and Vogue for images.