Chemist4u Beauty Advent Calendars *

Advent calendars are without a doubt one of the best things about Christmas. Even as an adult, my Mum still buys me a chocolate advent calendar every year to enjoy in the lead up to Christmas. Although she does buy the dog one as well so there’s that. Before I started blogging, I didn’t think any other “type” of advent calendars existed… maybe they didn’t? But beauty advent calendars are a really great alternative to your traditional chocolate ones (although I’d never say no to a chocolate one, would you?) There’s such a huge variety of all different types with various products and price ranges that it can certainly be hard to know where to start when you’re in the market for a beauty advent calendar for yourself or a loved one! Today I’m working with Chemist4u again (thanks guys!) and sharing my thoughts on 3 of their beauty advent calendars!

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5 ways to save money this Christmas *

With the Christmas season slowly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of Christmas presents, and how exactly you’re going to afford them. Below are some tips and tricks on how to save for the Christmas period.

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Getting your home Autumn & Winter ready & energy saving tips *

The start of the colder months sparks a lot of excitement for a lot of reasons; Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, New Year, cosy jumpers, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fairy-lights, hearty food and more! Personally, Autumn and Winter is when I thrive – I absolutely hate Summer so I look forward to these colder months for ages and when they hit, you can be damn sure that I’m going to make the most of them!

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What I got for Christmas haul!

This is always one of my most looked forward to blog posts of the entire year, really. Despite the fact that I’m not a massive Christmas lover – I mean, it’s nice but I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite time of the year – I always love giving presents and I always greatly appreciate the gifts I receive in return. I like to showcase them on my blog, just to show that little bit of extra thanks. I know a lot of people don’t enjoy these posts and that’s all gravy baby, no offence taken here. But if you are one of the nosy sods (like me) who love seeing what other people got for Crimbo then keep reading! Enjoy.

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Supporting yourself & others this Christmas

I have a funny ol’ relationship with Christmas. As a kid, predictably, I loved it. Presents, food, fairy-lights, days off school – what kid wouldn’t? I don’t have any siblings and my family aren’t particularly close so even as a kid, Christmas was always a quiet affair. There was no huge parties or having dozens of people round. It was usually just my parents and my grandparents on my mum’s side who spent Christmas day at our house; my dad would take my Granddad to the Royal British Legion for a few hours (something he still does) and my mum, Nan and I would stay in, watch some crappy Christmas day TV, drink tea and eat chocolate. That was just Christmas to me. I never knew any different.

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BOOK REVIEW: A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James (& Giveaway!)

Format: ARC, eCopy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK
Blurb: Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!


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25 Winter & Christmas blog post ideas

Back in July (goodness me that seems like ages ago now, doesn’t it? Where has this year gone?) I wrote a “25 Autumn blog post ideas” post which went down really well and I really enjoyed writing and brainstorming for. Sooooo… Now we’re in arguably the prettiest and most magical season (Winter, for those who aren’t aware…) I thought I’d do a Winter / Christmas themed post of the same nature!

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