Blog Eighteen in Twenty Fifteen

 Twenty Fifteen In; BEAUTY
 As far beauty post go, they seem to have died down in recent times on this little blog, that been purely because I've loved to play dress up and beauty has taken a back seat. Looking at the posts I've done here, I actually feel an urge to do more beauty post, because really, there's nothing I love to do more then to do little arrangements with aaaall the flowers and candles. Perhaps that's something I'll work on in 2016; its just I don't buy a lot of beauty products, but every now and again when I do it may have to appear on the blog..!
As far as beauty,  this years seen a big development for me, in terms of taking photos of products and flat lays. I actually learnt how to use my camera earlier on in the year (who knew there was another setting, bar 'auto' HAHA), so the aperture (is that the word haha?!) and lighting settings in general have help my photos look, well less shit really. I've really loved the whole, white background look of beauty photos and the endless stream of flowers me and my mum buy ourselves has not been wasted... a bunch of roses is always worth photographing!

Twenty Fifteen In; FASHION
Its my outfit photos that have really been the biggest development on this blog in 2015. Yes, I know I'm basically just standing in the same spot in my conservatory week in week out, showing you all what I wear. But, its something that I've really enjoyed, often I have thoughs self-conscious days where I just want to cut all my hair off or cry in a corner (bit dramatic but I ama girl at the end of the day haha!) But, I've started to build some confidence and have become just that little bit less awkward trying to pose for the camera (though that area really needs some work on in 2016!)
With me I love clothes and styling items, having this to look back on    
makes me feel more at ease that I do have clothes to wear on them days when I have nothing in my wardrobe!!
Here's to another year of awkward poses and half smiles...!
Twenty Fifteen On; INSTAGRAM

As far as Instagram's concerned this is the year I actually figured out how its all done, and have sadly become one of those girls who has to have everything match her theme (god forbid the break in the theme!) As I always say, at the end of it, Instagram is just a bit of fun and if taking photos, editing the shit out of them, and posting them with a funny caption brings me joy, then what's wrong with that!! - Yes, I do realise I sound like a 60 year old!
As far as this years gone, Instagram has reminded me of so much; I've been lucky enough to have two holidays; Ibiza with a big group of my friends & Cyprus with my mum. I've started the year stressed with A Levels, but ended up with grades I couldn't of dreamed of (ABBB!!!) I've had lovely days out with friends, a couple of Spa days. I've started a full time job I love, saved enough to buy a Burberry scarf with my initials (obviously haha) and finished it off with a lovely Christmas with family... Yes, there have been lows, it's inevitable, but really the highs have really out weighed them. My blog has developed extremely and I now have the time to work on it as much as I'd like; Weekends have become blog days as well as days for me to enjoy - its actually been lovely having the endless stream of coursework stop!

If you've read/ commented or even just given me a follow on bloglovin etc. thank you so much, I
hope my little space on the internet is enjoyable enough, because it brings me so much joy and I
actually get exited to take photos/write. So thank you, and here's to anyother year of rambling..!

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Take Two

 [Dress; Zara | Coat; Pull & Bear | Scarf; Burberry | Tights; John Lewis | Shoes; Next]
 
 Ever put together a full outfit and love it some much you wear it again - exactly every single piece of that outfit, once more? Well, this is exactly what happened with this one - If you managed to stubble across my last post, you might have noticed me show I'd worn this out for some lunch with my mum. This is that outfit and I worn it that day doing that thing in my head of, 'I really like what I'm wearing today!' - So, naturally I worn it again over the weekend, trying to lighten up those pre-Christmas blues (and obviously, fully show it off in a blog post.. obviously)
 With this outfit, I'm uncharacteristically wearing black, ok I know I'm not alien to the colour (black leigh jeans are life, don't forget oxo) , but its not often I wear too many dark clothes all at once. I always try and dress as bright as possible. So hence the light brown coat and red scarf - (don't forget the red lipstick!!) I feel this is going to be one of the last full of Christmassy/wintery outfit for a while now because I'm that person who loves the Christmas build up from November onwards, but as soon as Boxing Days over, wants to forget about Christmas and look forward to Spring (no Bar Humbug, just want the dark, wintery nights to stop!!) So here's my kiss goodbye to the festive season, I'll look forward to seeing you again next year.. now where's this sunshine at?!
 
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My Festive Week..

CHESTER; 19th December 2015.
 
 To kick start my Christmas Week, me and my close friend Katie, took trip to Chester for some Shopping and Christmas Market action. When you get older, the Christmas spirit seems hard to find or feel, so what better way then to have a gander round log cabins, eating fudge and singing along to 'Christmas time, mistletoe and wine..!' Because it was the last Saturday before Christmas, it was pretty packed, but we'd set out knowing that and had no pressure to have to go anywhere, we just wanted a festive day out... and that we got!!
 
Food With Mum; 21st December 2015
 
Because I'm lucky enough to have the whole of the two weeks Christmas off work (the blessing of chirstmas shutdown!!) it was only right to start the week with some leisurely lunch out with my mum! We went to place called 'Ty Golchi' - a Welsh Café, so 10 points to you if you can pronounce that!! I had some amazing Fajitas and mum had a prawn sandwich.
 A very low-key day, but they're the best aren't they?!
 
Christmas Day & Boxing Day; 25th, 26th of December
 
To end my Festive week, obviously it was CHRISTMAS! I have to say, this years day was one of the nicest we've had. Instead of going down the traditional route (and my mum, being no Nigella in the kitchen) we went out for Christmas dinner. It was actually such a nice change and something me and mum thought 'why have we never down this before??' Christmas morning was spent opening present and getting ready, then lunch at 12.30, then home in out joggers and hoddie for an evening of watching crap tv (Christmas tv this year was shocking, wasn't it?!) .. It was such a different but lovely Christmas!
For boxing day, we've had our family round for a buffet, which used to be a tradition, but something we haven't done for years. Its just so nice having all my family round and laughing and joking, and just generally being merry! It actually severally flooded in my village/ area, but luckily my whole close family live in the same village so nothing changed at all! so we had a house full on Boxing day (about 14/15 people haha!) and just a lovely lovely day.
 
 Merry Christmas Everyone!
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