Christmas Party Time – Blogmas Day 18

Yes people we all know it is almost ‘that’ time of year again and once again we are all preening for Christmas Party time to end the season for work and let the family time commence – well for some. For once I am in this bracket as I have Christmas off and will be spending it at home (family away and himself by my side!). Whilst I long for that special day of snuggling up with the dogs at our feet and watching old movies whilst getting merry I am also getting very excited about my work Christmas party this week. Now I have already put up pictures of what my christmas outfit choices are. However I thought it would only be right to put together a ‘dream’ christmas party look. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Christmas Party Time
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From the selection above I think my favourite items would be . . .

– Christian Louboutin T-Bar Nude Shoes

– Coast Dress

– Chanel Bag

– NARS Lipstick

Each item could be dressed up and down for many more occasions which is also an added bonus!

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Cracking Christmas

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This Christmas why not go all out with some amazing Christmas Crackers. From Champagne to Candy Kittens these crackers have an array of gifts that will have the adults at the table grinning like a cheshire cat. Great statement pieces for the festive table. The range goes from the cheaper end of the spectrum at Asda to a higher price range at Selfridges however they all boast some great novelty gifts for those around you to share the festive cheer.

Favourites of the Bunch

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Not only is the inside tasty but there are a couple of other novelty items included like the Candy Kittens Lanyard and Keyring.
For £9.99 at Selfridges (Exclusively) you can grab one of these.

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Champagne is a great addition to any table and especially at Christmas.
Why not treat yourself to some luxurious bubbles whilst enjoying the festive season.

For £15.99 at Selfridges it is all yours.

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How cute would these look hanging on the tree.
So beautiful and sparkly and when they catch the light you have your own little light show.

Yours for only £9.99 at Zara Home.

How are you starting to decorate your place?

Essie Obsession

Ladies and Gents my name is Fay and I am a nail polish addict

On a shopping trip with the mother the other day I managed to add 12 new Essie shades to my collection of one solitary bottle. I see a serious addiction in the making and I am not asking for any help to cull this. Being a nurse I am not allowed to have painted nails at work or extensions so every chance I get my nails are painted and with as many different beautiful shades that I can find. My nail varnish collection is slowly (hmm!) growing and I am in need of yet MORE storage.

 Red EssiesWith over 250 shades of polish and only a small selection in stores it was very hard to pick the right ones. However thanks to Polyvore and the medium of online shopping I had a rough idea of what I wanted. Looking at my selection I think I managed to get a good range of reds and all will be perfect for the upcoming season change.

Personally I have never been daring enough to wear a bright red nail varnish or lipstick so the varnish on the left of the picture is quite out there for me but I will definitely be giving it a go with my winter knits!

Bordeaux Essie

Bordeaux which is the second from the right that I have tried out first and it just looks so delicious on. Not only is it easy to apply with Essie’s beautiful extra thick brushes once on and sealed with top coat it really does stick.

Many Shades of Grey

Now ladies get your minds out of the fifty shade gutter and get back to your nails. These beauties are perfect for Autumn/Winter and many other times of year. I have a few ideas which on days off I will be trying and posting on instagram and over the winter period I will hopefully build up a small nail gallery. All for your viewing pleasure of course.

In The Blue Corner

Aren’t they beautiful – being a lover of the colour blue in general these two beauties are the perfect addition to my collection and will be showcased on as many occasions as possible. Keep checking back for updates!

Do you have a favourite brand?

Regardless of brand what is your colour?

Payday Beauty Haul

OPI Payday haul Jan 13


This is my first purchase of O.P.I. it originally started with the silver glitter and black/silver glitter as I bagged those bad boys in TK Maxx two for £12. However I could walk past Colourcopia in Westfield and see all of those beautiful shades of varnish and not purchase at least one! Colourcopia is just amazing – I will post about its selection and beauty separately as it deserves at least that!

So the colours from left to right: 

– Natural Nail Base Coat

– Charged Up Cherry

– Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

– Pirouette my whistle

– Top Coat

The two actual colours (excluding the glitter and base and top coats!)  I bought are lovely and so different and the glitter I am still trying to get to grips with.

Charged up cherry OPI

A trip to the nail salon is much-needed I think! A few corrections with remover to be made!

All shades can be found at Colourcopia starting at £11/15ml
(There is a sale HERE – this comes up as a different site but they seem to be linked!)

Well what are you waiting for get shopping and get glam!