What I got for Christmas 2017! πŸŽ

Hi guys!

Let me start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! ITS OFFICIALLY 2018, CRAZY!

I hope that you guys had a great Christmas. I love watching and reading what people got for Christmas so I thought that I should share with you what I received.

This isn’t meant to be me bragging about what I got, I just thought that it would be fun to do!

So, lets take a look…

 

Books

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Jamie Oliver’s 5 ingredients: Quick & Easy food.

This is a cook book with lots of super easy and yummy ideas. I love the idea that there are only five ingredients for each recipe, it really puts me off when there is a massive list of ingredients, ain’t nobody got time for that!

Fantastic beasts and where to find them, by J K Rowling.

I also received the illustrated version of J K Rowling’s Fantastic beasts and where to find them. The pictures are beautiful and this book works so well with pictures, perfect! ⚑️

 

Make up

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I was very lucky this year with my make up haul. My lovely hubby bought me Tanya Burrs ‘Beauty and the feast’ make up box and it is AWESOME. It is full of great products from palettes for the eyes and face, highlighter, lipsticks and lipglosses. MyΒ  friend Demi works for Dior and gave me some cool samples to try out as well as a lovely pinky NYX lipstick. I also got another NYX lipstick this one is a liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Istanbul’.

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Skincare/bath products

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I was very lucky to also receive the Zoella pamper box set. You get a brilliant selection of products in there, perfect for a pamper. I love the Snowella scent, its really fresh. I especially like the scent in the hand cream.

In the box you get…

  • The Winter Wonderhand Hand cream
  • Body puff
  • Snow silky body lotion
  • Snow polished body polish
  • Snow smooth body butter
  • X2 Sachets of a ‘splash of milk’ bath milk powder

The box is really lovely too, perfect for storage once you’ve used the products.

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The Body Shop shower gel. I really love these body shop shower gels, the seasonal scents are lovely. I really enjoyed the pumpkin and sweet vanilla scent in Autumn and in Winter they have released this one, Frosted berries. It smells so fruity and delicious.

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LUSH is one of my favourite shops and I LOVE their bath bombs. This year I got a few different things from LUSH that I havn’t had before and a few that I have.

My sister got me my favourite LUSH product off all time, ‘The Comfort.er’ bubble bar. A super fruity scent that creates the most awesome bubbles

I also got the Butterbear bath bomb which is lovely and soft on your skin, with cocoa butter.

My hubby got me one of LUSH’S new body sprays, the one he got me is called ‘Twilight’ This is supposed to help you sleep and the predominant fragrance is Lavender, it smells so soothing and makes you feel relaxed and cosy. I spray this before bed and use alongside ‘Sleepy’ the body lotion.

In the colourful set above,Β  the ‘Intergalactic’ bath set, you get the ‘Thundersnow’ bath bomb, The ‘Shoot for the stars’ bath bomb and the ‘Intergalactic’ bath bomb. I can’t wait to try these out!

 

Other…

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I also received some vouchers. A Primark Voucher, my favourite shop! I’m looking forward to spending that! Me and the hubby also got a Nando’s voucher, we cant wait to go on a date night and use that too, we love a cheeky Nando’s.

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My father In law (knowing the avid Harry Potter fan that I am) got me two tickets to the Harry Potter book night at our local museum. Me and my sister tried to get tickets for this event last year but it sold out! We can’t wait to go, the place is decorated, everyone dresses up and you have activities, food, Harry Potter themed cocktails and so on. Its going to be so much fun!

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Is it even Christmas if you don’t ett a Terry’s chocolate orange!?!? These are my ultimate fave, a Christmas must have and a great stocking filler too. Mine didn’t make it past Christmas day haha.

So those are just a few of the lovely pressies that I got for Christmas this year (or technically last year!! So confusing)

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I’m going to have to start a list of some blog posts I’d like to write in the coming weeks/months, it was so easy throughout December to create Christmassy and festive posts but now I really need to get thinking about my 2018 content, its so much harder without such a blatent theme.

Any suggestions would be greatly welcome guys!

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Blogmas day 23 β„️⛄

Hi guys!

So its drawing ever closer to the big day, Christmas eve eve is upon us! I thought i would do a post that’s a little different to this years Blogmas posts and any I’ve done last year or the year before.

I loved the couple of snowy days that we got this year, if only it had lasted a little longer. I really enjoyed taking some snowy photos and on Facebook over those few days I saw some amazing ones.

Seeing those photos gave me an idea, why not showcase the beautiful season in a blog post, BUT instead of just using a few snaps that I took, why not include an array of photos from others who had experienced it too.

People were very helpful in lending me their photos to include so without further ado, lets take a look!

Photo credit: Roseanne Byford 

Photo credit: Wes Stankiewicz 

Photo credit: Charlotte Campbell 

Photo credit: Ron Green 

Photo credit: Sarah Parker 

Photo credit: Kate Spicer 

Photo credit: Lucy Gasper

Photo credit: Kim Farthing 

Photo credit: Emma Willis 

Photo credit: Amanda Amey 

Photo credit: Liz Fox 

Photo credit: Carla Harrald 

Photo credit: Angelica Legaspi 
Until next time, 

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Pre Christmas Family meal meet up: Blogmas 24

Hi guys!

& HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!!

Last weekend we met up with my auntie & cousins to have a family Christmas meal together. We aren’t seeing each other around Christmas day so we all met up at a pub to see each other, have some yummy food and exchange pressies.

The pub was called ‘The waterfront Inn’ and is a Greene King pub so it had lots of tasty pub classics and lunch time bites on the menu.

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I went for a jacket potato with beans and cheese. I had coleslaw and salad on the side.

The pub had some awesome decorations, my favourite ones that I have seen so far!

Here are some of them…

My favourite’s are the Brussels sprouts in party hats!! Love those.

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They had some games so we sat and played a few of those too.
Noah loved Jenga!

I especially enjoyed the fire, so cosy & super toastie.

It was super lovely to get together as we won’t be together around the main festive days this year, family is what Christmas is all about at the end of the day! πŸ’“

1 more sleep to go!

 

Until next time,
Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr Advent calendar! The final day: Blogmas day 22

Hi guys!

 

So, today is the final day of my Tanya Burr beauty advent calendar ‘Tanya’s treats’

Ive really enjoyed having a beauty advent calendar again this year and have got some super sparkly and glitzy products ti try out.

They should see me through to new years too.

Lets look behind window 12…

 

It’s a bit more sparkle in the form of a glitter nail varnish. This one is called ‘Glitter frosting’ and is a beautiful goldy, bronzy toned glitter polish.

I actually LOVE this colour, I haven’t got anything like this tone in my collection and it is SO pretty!!

 

It is a bit different to the other glitter I got as it isn’t just clear with glitter particles in it but it has a shimmery background tone to it too.

3 days to go!!

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Cosy Christmas film night! πŸ“Ί:Blogmas day 21

Hi guys!

What’s better on a Saturday night than a cosy movie night!?! especially at Christmas!!
Me & the hubby put on our comfys, got a blanket and I made us some hot choccies whilst Tim scrolled through Netflix.

He settled on ‘Deck the hall’s’ starring Danny Devito.

With hot choccies in hand and sweet & salty Popcorn packets we snuggled down to watch the film.

I actually really enjoyed the film, it was one I had heard of many a time but had never watched. It’s super festive and I love all the Christmas, lights and snowy scenes, perfect for making you feel christmassy.

A great Christmas evening in.

 

Until next time,
Roseanne πŸ™‚

 

My Tanya Burr advent calendar : Blogmas day 20 πŸ—’

Hi guys!

Today is the penultimate window of my Tanya Burr advent calendar! Its gone so quickly, December always seems to go so quickly and even though I love that Christmas is only 5 days away I’m also aware that it will all be over soon.

I hope these next few days don’t go too quickly as I have now finished my main job for the holidays and so I want to enjoy a bit of festive time off before the big day.

So, lets take a look behind number 11…

It is another little glitter pot! This one is called ‘Midnight magic’ This is an eye glitter pot and is perfect for creating a sparkly, smokey eye. A definite must for a Christmas party or drinks with friends over the festive period.

Check back for day 22 of Blogmas and the last window of my Tanya Burr advent.

5 days to go!

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

 

 

Late night shopping!πŸ›οΈ: Blogmas day 19

Hi guys!

Last Thursday me and my sister Sarah decided to brave the streets of our home town for some late night shopping. With only 11 days until Christmas (on the Thursday) we needed to get the rest of the presents that were left on our lists.

Armed with our lists and shopper bags we headed to Primark first. I’m pretty sure time speeds up in there and by the time we got out we were in much need of a break!

We stopped off at Costa to have our favourite festive drink (& our first one of the festive season!!) their Mint hot chocolate. IT IS AMAZING!!

We always have these at this time of the year and they always make us feel super festive.

Re-fueled and ready we were off to grab the last few bits that we could before the shops closed.

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I managed to get over half of the items on my list which I though was pretty good going, We went in for round two on Saturday and I am glad to say that all my Christmas shopping is now FINISHED! Hurrah!

 

Have you finished your shopping or are you a last minute buyer?

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 18

Hi guys!

I’ve only got a few windows left!

Behind the latest window was…

AΒ  mini nail file. Its a lovely dark and christmassy red. It is the perfect size to pop into your handbag.

Hopefully if my nails are nice and smooth I won’t be so tempted to bite them!! πŸ’…

Sorry its a short post but there’s only so much I can write about a nail file haha.

 

ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!

This time next week it will be Christmas πŸŽ…

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Christmas fayre fun: Blogmas day 17

Hi guys!

My oldest nephew Noah now goes to pre school (😒 He’d just turned 1 when I started this blog!!) And they had a little Christmas fayre, to raise money for the pre school, at the weekend. I popped along with my sister, bro in law and nephews to take a look.

It was only a small fayre but they had some super cute and really lovely little activities for the children (& adults!!) to enjoy.

Of course they had the standard raffle, tombola and cake stall, because is it even a fayre without those!!

They also had a ‘Snowman soup station β˜ƒ

I love this idea! You have a little cellophane cone and put two scoops of hot chocoate in your cone and top it with a scoop of mini marshmallows, tie it up and you’ve got your own cute hot choclate cone, or snowman soup should I say! 

Noah loved scooping in the ingredients.

Noah, Me and Sarah made one each (& I made one for my hubby Tim) to go into our Christmas eve boxes.

These would make a lovely Christmas gift idea for friends or from the kiddies as it’s a bit of fun but super easy.

Me & Noah had some turns on the tombola and won some hand cream haha.

Noahy also made himself some reindeer food ready for the reindeers on Christmas eve.

Casey has a little snowman painted onto his arm to get into the festive spirit. β˜ƒ

When we got home Noah and Casey’s letters from Santa, that I’d arranged with the big guy myself (it’s not what you know, it’s who you know) had arrived.

Noah was really pleased with his letter, stickers and official nice list certificate.

‘Thats exciting isn’t it!!’

It seems only yesterday he was having his ‘first’ steps etc and now it’s pre school ‘firsts’ and such. Time really flies, but I am loving how excited and how much Noah understands Christmas this year! It’s going to be so much fun πŸ˜€

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Tanya Burr advent calendar: Blogmas day 16

Hi guys!

It’s time for another look inside my Tanya Burr beauty advent calendar!

Let’s dive straight in…

Behind number nine is a lovely lip gloss in the shade ‘Ice queen’. Its a lovely shiny, slightly glittery/iridescent white and clear gloss.

It’s really pretty and perfect for this frosty, festive season.

This would be great on its own or as a top coat to add a bit of shine and sparkle to your lips.

Super pretty!

 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚