Christmas is on the way

With Christmas just over four weeks away I think I have brought most things. Everyone’s presents are either here and wrapped or on order. We’ve brought all our Christmas decorations – most of them from Tesco – although we aren’t putting them up until the 1st of December. (I confess the only reason they are still in boxes is because Robs birthday is end of November and I don’t want to put them up before his birthday.)

I keep picking up bits for Amelia. The latest Christmas item is a hair bow which I ordered from ‘ribbon and bows.’ a lovely company on Facebook and Instagram.

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We’ve wrapped all of Amelia’s presents and put them in her Santa sack and stocking. She also has a Christmas Eve box with a pair of pyjamas, a Christmas book, a Christmas dvd and some Christmas chocolates.

How is everyone else’s Christmas prep going?

Bloggers Who Care

There is a lovely blogger named Amy that I encountered on twitter (@blogsbyamy_). Amy is a fashion and beauty blogger and if you’d like to read her blog you can find it here. She has recently put together self care packages and I received mine yesterday morning.

The package was so cute, arriving in a pink postal bag with a yellow label. Inside there was a note addressed to me and a little list of the items inside.

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There were three beautiful quotes printed on photo paper which I can’t wait to frame; 2 wax melts (I don’t have a wax burner at the moment but this gives me the perfect excuse to purchase one); a teabag to take a little break and have a relaxing drink; a pack of love heart sweets and a garnier face mask.

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The items are so thoughtful, everything you need for a little pamper evening. I can’t wait to have a sit down with a lovely cup of tea, the gorgeous smell of the wax melts and a face mask on. The wax melts were bubble wrapped to ensure they reached me whole and the business card she included had the most gorgeous pink glitter back. All in all a lovely service and a wonderful product.

Fit For a Mermaid

I love subscription services! They feel like a little present arriving every month. My favourite has been the glossybox. This month each subscriber received either a ‘mermaid’ themed box or a ‘unicorn’ themed box. I was sent the mermaid box and it is undeniably beautiful. The packaging was a perfect fit for the mermaid theme.

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It contained multiple products and samples all though the eye shadow pallet is in my opinion the prettiest. Glossybox have a section on their website that includes tips and advice on how to use the products in their boxes so even if you aren’t familiar with the items you can find help!

As well as the revlon eye shadow palette, there was a sleek creme to powder blush and a lord and berry eyebrow pencil. There were other products too, though they were not brands I regularly use. I intend to test them out, maybe I’ll be converted!

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Not only are they a nice monthly treat, glossybox also have a gift service if you are stuck for present ideas. You can collect ‘glossydots’ which are like loyalty card schemes in supermarkets. 1000 dots means a free glossybox! If you haven’t previously heard of the glossybox subscription then I would definitely recommend having a look on the website here.