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Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Christmas Tag!

The Christmas Tag!
Thursday, 22 December 2016
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1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
This is such a hard question because it pretty much changes every year (plus I couldn't possibly just choose one). My top five would probably be Elf, The Grinch, Home Alone 2, It's a Wonderful Life and Arthur Christmas!

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning. When we were little, my sister and I would be allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve but now we just open them all on Christmas morning.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I don't have a specific memory, but every year at Christmas my whole family goes to my Gran and Grandad's house in the morning and it's my favourite thing. When we were little my sister and I would get so excited about showing our cousins what we got for Christmas. Now when we go we end up getting a little bit too merry too early in the morning because our Gran and Grandad like to keep us topped up with Bacardi and Whiskey! 

4. Favourite festive food?
I'm actually not too fussed about Christmas dinner in it's entirety. My favourite festive food would probably have to be Terrys Chocolate Oranges - they just remind me of Christmas!

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
It's so cliche to say but I genuinely love all the gifts I receive. I do look forward to opening the one's from my sister the most though because she's usually the only one that doesn't tell me what she's got me, plus she knows me so well that its usually something amazing.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Obviously cinnamon is a popular Christmas scent. I also love the smell of spiced apple, like hot Cider!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
We usually go to the cinema in the evening then I come home, have a nice bath, put on a brand new pair of comfy PJS and watch the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special.

8. What tops your tree?
We have a star for our tree but I absolutely hate it so I mixed it up this year and covered it with this:

9. What's the best part about Christmas for you? 
I love the lead up to Christmas more than the actual day. Watching Christmas films, listening to Christmas songs, lighting Christmas candles, seeing family - all of it is wonderful.

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
Honestly, I like both. Everyone likes getting presents and I'm not different, but I do love seeing people's faces when I get them something they want :-) 

11. What is your favourite Christmas song?
This is the hardest question ever. I could never pick just one but I have put together a Christmas playlist that you can check out HERE - it has all my fave Christmas songs on!
Sunday, 18 December 2016

Last minute gift guide!

Last minute gift guide!
Sunday, 18 December 2016
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I am usually pretty good with Christmas presents, I usually make sure I'm all sorted by late November/Early December at the latest but this year I've been putting it off and putting it off (I literally ordered them the other day and they are due to arrive on 23rd December *looks sheepish*). So for those of you, like me, that have left it a little bit late I've put together a little gift guide from places that guarantee to get your gifts to you before Christmas Eve!

1) Lush goodies
This is always a good bet for a secret Santa gift or a stocking filler because who doesn't love a good bath bomb? I love how Lush bring out special products for Christmas (and Halloween for that matter) and they're not too expensive so they're great if you're on a budget!

2) Books, Journals or Stationary 
Christmas is the perfect time for giving/receiving journals because it's so close to the start of a new year (obvs). I bought my sister the Q&A a day 5-year journal for Christmas this year because she's just started Uni this year and I thought that it would be cool for her to see how much she changes over the next 5 years from going through uni, to graduating etc. Stationary is always a winner for me, personally. I love all the stuff from Bando!

3) Cocktail making setLet's be honest, for the majority of us that like a drink, Christmas is a time for constant alcohol consumption. From around the 23rd December up until the 2nd January I seem to be functioning in a constant state of merry intoxication! Thus, I find presents relating to alcohol brilliant especially the adorable Oil Slick Cocktail making set from Urban Outfitters! Last year my sister bought me a book called "Gone With The Gin" with loads of cocktail recipes based on films - it's absolutely fabulous!

4) MugsEverybody loves a good mug. It's just one of those things where you really can't go wrong. I LOVE slogan mugs, I have so many in my cupboard that I am literally running out of room. Whether you're a tea drinker, a coffee drinker or a Thai Matcha Lemon and Peppermint Camomile drinker - ya still  need a mug!

5) Face-masks Personally, face-masks are one of those things that I absolutely love doing but I rarely remember to buy for myself so they're the ideal gift for me at Christmas. They just feel special! Not to mention you can get cheap ones that are really great for your skin.

6) Make-upI think some form of make-up is on every single girl I knows wish list for Christmas (including my own). At the moment, I'm obsessed with everything NYX! I love their lip glosses because they just have the most perfect look and they don't dry out your lips. 

7) Pajamas!
I'm a sucker for a cute pair of pajamas. Every Christmas Eve I have a bath and put on a brand new pair of pajamas and it's the best feeling! ASOS and New Look are totally winning the cute PJs game right now so you should def check them out!

I hope you enjoyed my gift guide! I'd love to hear what you'd suggest so feel free to leave a comment below!
Also, check out my social media to keep up to date:
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Twitter: @HiyaKayleigh

Friday, 2 December 2016

Blogmas day 1: The perfect Christmas playlist!

Blogmas day 1: The perfect Christmas playlist!
Friday, 2 December 2016
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So this year I've decided that I'm going to attempt to do Blogmas. I say 'attempt' because I am probably the world's worst at sticking to things that I intend on seeing through (hobbies, diets - you name it, I've quit it). But nonetheless, you have my word that I will make a concerted effort to see this through!

Just to ease myself in, I thought that I would do one of my favourite posts - a playlist! It goes without saying that Christmas and music go hand-in-hand and I for one am a sucker for a good Christmas tune so I've put together a little playlist of all of my faves. Although it is obviously packed full of the classics, there are a few that don't often appear in your average festive playlist (i.e. Christmas in Hollis by Run-DMC, which is my favourite Christmas song) so let me know what you think!

(P.S. The playlist is entitled 'Sleighhhh' as in like 'slay' but Christmassy - get it?! Lols).

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