Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Winter Wonderland Tag

I do love me a good tag post! I found this over on Organized Jen's Vlogidays and just knew I had to give it a go myself!

 Let’s jump right in with the Winter Wonderland Tag!

      1. Favorite thing about winter?
Bright, crispy winter mornings. When the air is nipping at your nose, pinking your cheeks and you can see every breath as you stand at the bus stop.

2. Scarves or Beanies?
For 20 years I have argued against wearing a beanie of any kind or colour, I just don’t think I have a head for hats. So picture my surprise when I not only tried on several hats…but bought one too. I bought a really simple dark purple bobble hat from Asda a few weeks a go and I have to admit, it keeps my head so so warm – and with my hair down it actually looks pretty cute! I’ve been told I look like a New Yorker wearing it – I’ll take whatever compliments I can get!

3. Favorite holiday movie?
My favorite holiday movie of all time has to be Naional Lampoons Christmas Vacation, but I talked about that over in the Christmas tag, so lets talk about my 2nd favorite film – it’s a tie between The Holiday and Love Actually. I watch them every Christmas and they just leave me feeling all warm and fuzzy, I mean who doesn’t want to believe in the magic of a Christmas romance? Both films are huge heart huggers with all start casts, fantastic soundtracks and lots of laughs with just a touch of the serious business about them.

4. Favorite winter nail polish?
Navy is one of my go-to winter colours, so I’ve been loving Covent Garden by Nails Inc this year. It’s a really rich dark navy, almost bordering on black under some lights. Throw in a silver glitter accent nail (glitter of choice at the minute is from the Ted Baker, Paint the Town tin gift set). My nails are really short at the minute and this colour works very well on them!

5. Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink?
Hands down – Chocolate orange soya hot chocolate. That is just all things festive in a red cup, I don’t even want to know how many I’ve devoured since they released them this holiday season!

6. What are your top 3 winter essentials?
Top of the list has to be good old traditional Vaseline. Just the original one in the little blue tin. This stuff is a life saver – and not just for your lips! I find I get really dry skin around my nails, elbows and heels during winter – a layer of Vaseline on these areas before bed works better than any moisturizer I’ve ever tried!
Next up is Benefits Total Moisture – this super thick face moisturizer makes the perfect night cream, even for someone like me with oily skin. It re-hydrates my skin as I sleep, undoing all the damage that the cold weather and central heating has caused! (See my review here!)
Last but not least, I would have gotten nowhere this winter if it wasn’t for my black boots from Schuh. These mid calf length boots are so comfortable and warm. The puddles fear me for a change! Rock them with a pair of super skinny jeans and an over sized jumper and that pretty much sums up my entire winter wardrobe!

7. Name one item on your wish list this year.
I say this is on my wish list but I don’t actually know if I mentioned it to anyone but, I would love to find The Great Gatsby under my tree this year. I’ve yet to see the film but I just know it will be right up my street!

8. Favorite holiday song?
Let’s go with 2nd favorite again…Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens. I can’t help but get up and dance wherever I hear that song!
9. Did you go Black Friday shopping this year?
I looked online at a few deals but nothing really took my fancy. I’m one of those people who will just buy things in the sale because they’re, well, in the sale! I’m trying not to do that as much this year so I’ve got my eye on a few treats that I’ll be watching the price of in the Christmas sales!

10. Must have winter lip product?
See my top 3 winter essentials above – you really can’t get better than original Vaseline (blue tin). It keeps my lips super soft through the whole season!

11. Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year?
Yes! Ginger and I bought some a while a go from Primark when we celebrated our ‘fake Christmas’. I’ll be rocking it in work for Christmas Eve too!

12. Have you ever had a white Christmas where you live?
Yes! Though I think I much prefer seeing them in pictures and on television than living through one myself. The problem with the UK and snow is that they have no idea how to get a long. The UK comes to a stand still and that’s just no good when you’re trying to run around and celebrate the season!

13. Favorite winter candle scent?
I actually didn’t end up getting a specific holiday scent this year, I went with a traditional cosy vanilla scent and have been loving it the season through. Vanilla to me just smells warm, perfect for chilly winter nights.

14. How will you be celebrating this holiday?
With my family. Lot’s of gift giving and food, Christmas specials on the tv and a cheeky tipple or two. I can’t wait! I just want to really kick back and relax! (Even if I do only get 2 days off work!)

I tag you!

Happy Holidays!


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