The Christmas Tag

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Can you believe it's the week before Christmas and I'm only just getting round to putting up some Christmas content! Our trip to Disneyland and work has really kind of screwed me over when it comes to blogging this December! It's been a couple of weeks since I've blogged, but that's ok because were back with even more content than I would normally post this week - yay! I wanted to do something fun and festive and though what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than do a Christmas Tag! I found this on makeupsavvy.co.uk and just thought it was so cute. I really hope you enjoy this tag and please do post your own answers, I've put all the questions down below for you to use beauties.


1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
This is so hard to choose I have so many! I think my earliest favourite Christmas movie is The Santa Clause, I've watched this every year for as long as I can remember, so for me this really is one of the most festive films. Of course I'm also obsessed with Elf, it's just hilarious. Simon and I watched this a couple of nights ago and I just couldn't stop laughing when Buddy eats the cotton ball - it gets me every time! Arthur Christmas is also up there, this is one of my newest favourites. Every year I also re watch all of the Harry Potter films. I know they're not exactly christmas films but for me they're so festive and magical! Finally I can't go a year without watching Bridget Jone's Diary, again not exactly a festive christmas film but it is slightly Christmassy. Also Simon and I have a little Christmas Eve tradition of watching Love Actually and ordering pizza, it's one of my most favourite things I look forward too.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning! Isn't that the main event of Christmas!? Every year I always beg Simon to let me open a present early and he doesn't let me. I actually think if he let me I wouldn't want to anyway, it spoils the magic of Christmas morning.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
don't think I have one favourite. Whenever I think about past Christmases I just love the memory of having your family around you and everyone being in an amazing mood. I just love it when everyone's having th best time and laughing together and of course there's amazing food around!

4. Favourite festive food?
Christmas dinner! I can't choose. A roast dinner has always been my favourite meal so every year I'm very very excited for Christmas dinner. My Dad is the boss at Christmas dinner. Every little detail is just perfection. Last year was my first Christmas I didn't have my Dad's Christmas dinner and I had to make it myself and it just isn't the same when you're the one slaving away. Thankfully this year we're having dinner at my parents, so I get my Dad's Christmas dinner, yay!! I'm just not ready to let go of my family Christmas dinner and start doing it myself yet.

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
Now that is very, very difficult! I'm so very lucky that every year Simon spoils me with amazing things. He gets me the cutest things that he knows I'll love. A couple things from last year that were amazing were some Ugg slippers. These were my main present from him and I love them so much, they're so cute and comfy - I'm all about being cosy! Also he bought me Destination Hogwarts the board game. I'm a massive Harry Potter fan and I love board games, so this is just the ultimate gift for me! This year I'm getting Harry Potter Cluedo, I literally can't contain my excitement!

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Anything spicy usually. This year I've been burning The White Company Winter candle and it's just so festive, it's packed full of Clove, Cinnamon and Clementine - you can't get more festive than that! Leaves from Bath And Body Works is also a firm favourite for me. Even though it's considered an Autumn scent, to me it just smells so spicy and Christmassy. I do also love a sweet/ fruity scent, so any kind of Christmas apple/cranberry scent usually floats my boat too.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Yes! Every Christmas Eve, Simon and I order Prezzo pizza and snuggle up and watch Love Actually. Simple I know, but it's the thing I most look forward too. It means that it's officially Christmas and all the planning and organising has finished and now it's time to really just enjoy Christmas. Last year our tradition nearly got ruined. We ordered our Prezzo pizza for collection and went to collect and the restaraunt was closed! So that was the first time we didn't have Prezzo pizza, we had to make do with Dominos. This year I'm not sure what kind of pizza we'll have, maybe it's the end of the Prezzo tradition!

8. What tops your tree?
This is the second Christmas Simon and I have been living together and both years we've used the same sparkly gold star. I'm not sure if it's going to end up being a tradition or maybe one year we'll change it. If we do end up using a different one, I definitely want to keep our first every tree topper.


9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Honestly, I can't remember. I don't think I every really asked for anything that crazy. I always kind of new my parents limit and not to ask for anything extreme. Maybe in my head I would of liked a holiday or a puppy or something.


10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
The festive feels! Having time with your loved ones and everyone's just enjoying life and doing fun things together. Christmas is a time that should be magical, every part of christmas is just the ultimate best thing ever. The best people, the best food, the best films - it's all just so magical!


I really hope you've enjoyed this fun little tag and it's got you feeling super festive. I'm bursting with excitement for Christmas eve!

Please let me know if you decide to post The Christmas Tag beauties.


1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
4. Favourite festive food?
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
8. What tops your tree?
9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?



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Cosy Christmas Essentials

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It's the week before Christmas and the festive rituals are in full swing. For me the best Christmases involve taking part in all the cosy Christmas activities. There's a few thing I love doing in the run up to Christmas that get me feeling all the Christmas warmth and magic.

1. By now if you haven't watched at least five Christmas films, then I don't know what an earth you've been doing all December! Christmas films are probably one of the best things to get you in the festive mood. What's better than snuggling up with your favourite Christmas films and feeling all the Christmas magic. My favourites are The Santa Clause, Elf, Arthur Christmas, Bridget Jones, Love Actually and Harry Potter.

2. If you haven't already, it's defintley time to start wrapping presents and writing Christmas cards. This is an amazing way to get you in the Christmas mood. I love to stick a Christmas film on or listen to Christmas songs whilst feeling like I'm Mrs Clause herself, making sure everyones presents are looking as magical as can be. This involves all the glitter, all the ribbon and all the bows I can get my hands on! I feel like most of the fun in giving a present, is trying to make it look as magical and festive as can be. 

3. There's something about Harry Potter that just gives me all the cosy Christmas feels. The one thing I love about Christmas, is for me it's time to relax and do some of my most loved things. I love to find the time to cosy up and get stuck in to reading Harry Potter. There's nothing better than wearing your cosiest pj's with a snuggley blanket, a Christmas candle burning and the Christmas tree lights twinkling and getting lost in the world of Harry Potter.

4. Of course you can't go a December without at least one trip to LUSH to pick up the highly anticipated Christmas collection. December is the ultimate bath season. Now I'm a bath person and love a hot bath every night all through out the year, but there's just something about Christmas time that makes it sooo much more enjoyable. My favourite festive treats from LUSH are Golden Wonder and Shoot For The Stars. I love that they're so magical and sparkly but also still have a refreshing citrus scent. I can't get enough of the zesty bath treats and I love that I can still get my favourite scents, as well as that hint of shimmering Christmas magic in a bath bomb this time of year.


5. Of course to make the most of any cosy Christmas time, you need to perfect your Christmas hot chocolate. For me the perfect Christmas hot chocolate consists of Mint Options, a ton of mini marshmallows, topped with a mountain of squirty cream with a sprinkling of more mini marshmallows. Then if I'm feeling super duper christmassy, a candy cane (that usually melts and falls in the hot chocolate!).


I really hope you're feeling all the Christmas magic beauties! I'd love to know your cosy Christmas Essentials?


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