Tuesday, 24 December 2013

It's Christmas Eve!

Happy Christmas Eve all! I'm spending today picking up some last minute stocking fillers, having lunch with family and then dinner with Chris's family in the evening. I can't wait! We open presents at midnight at Chris's and it's always so much fun wishing everyone a merry Christmas just as the clock strikes midnight. 

On the eve of the big day I thought it would be nice to post a festive roundup of the things I've been loving in the run up to Christmas. Enjoy!

On Saturday (21st) I celebrated Yule with some chocolate Yule log and a warming cup of tea. Yule celebrates the triumph of the Oak King over the Holly King and the welcoming of brighter days after the Winter Solstice. 

You can't go wrong with some festive Yankee Candle melts! I've been burning a Spiced Red Apple wax tart over the past few days and it smells so Christmassy. I'm looking forward to opening Christmas Eve tonight!

A little Lush pampering is always a great antidote to tired legs after hours of Christmas shopping. I picked up this little Marshmallow Moment bath bomb because it smells absolutely gorgeous, just like a marshmallow funnily enough! 

How beautiful is this Christmas card? My friend Michaela designs the most amazing festive cards every year and I love the detailing on this year's reindeer design. 

I couldn't resist ordering a copy of Linda Raedisch's The Old Magic of Christmas. Packed full of all sorts of folklore and Pagan wisdom, this is my festive reading of choice right now. 

I picked up a few beauty bits and bobs while out Christmas shopping and these are my current faves of the bunch! I purchased the Bourjois Happy Light concealer pot and Color Boost Balm crayon and received a free Bourjois gift pack in Boots, which is always a nice bonus! It contained the red lipgloss and smoky eye palette pictured above, as well as a red nail polish and black mascara. In Lush I purchased a mini Charity Pot hand and body lotion for £1 (the proceeds go to charity) and it smells AMAZING. So sweet with cocoa butter and almond, it's seriously good stuff. I also picked up a mini Benefit skincare set from Boots for only £12.50 and I've been enjoying using the It's Potent! eye cream. 

I hope everyone's having a lovely Christmas Eve! And Merry Christmas for tomorrow :)

Baci e abbracci,

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  1. That Christmas card design is beautiful, your friend is incredibly talented! I think I may have to invest in that bath bomb too. x

  2. Cute! Love your blog!



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