Found: Your Super Model Smile

I don’t often write about make up because in all honesty, I don’t mess with mine much. I’m seriously loyal when I find something I like, and don’t get the time I would like to play with my look or get dressed up so much these days. Quelle Surprise.

However, what I do like, is beauty that works hard for me. I’m lazy and leave the same item in my bag for the school run, lunch with a friend and (once in a blue moon,) date night. And if it’s not too much to ask I want that product to function as a lip balm too, because despite owning about 500 Burts bees lip balms, I can’t ever quite manage to keep one to hand. So the good news is I have found a serious wonder product that I want to share with you all, because I think it suits EVERYONE.

It’s actually a product that came in the (2016) M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, the Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy. There are a few colours but the one to go for is Supermodel Smile. It’s an amazing glossy nude that looks incredibly natural. (I should add it’s nowhere near as pink as it looks here.) The colour seems to work just as well slicked on when I’m casting about in my bag for something to moisturise on a cold sprint to nursery first thing in the morning, as it does with a smokey eye for an evening out. It’s a gorgeous moisturising formula and a really soft smooth texture. Yet it doesn’t just slip off and disappear instantly.

It’s £12.50 and you need one in your life. You can thank me later. ;) And if you’d like to see more I’ll do a little video on stories of me applying and wearing it. Follow me on Instagram here!

Have a great weekend!
Rebecca

DIY Advent Calendar round up #ShareAdvent 2013

Those of you who have been here for more than 12 months will remember that last year I participated in #ShareAdvent, championed by Anna from Skin and Blister. The idea behind the whole project is to make sure that at such a busy time of year you don’t lose sight of the little and simple things that make Advent so special. Family activities, appreciating the small things and making time to enjoy it all. I’m going to be doing as much as I can – would you like to join Anna?


Image via Skin and Blister blog

As you can see the prompts are quite ambiguous which leaves plenty of room for interpretation and you don’t have to do them all. I’m so glad Anna has put Share Advent together again – Thanks Anna!
Don’t forget to blog, Tweet or Instagram using the hashtag #ShareAdvent!


Hanging Paper bags // Red Nosed Animals // Branch and Hanging circles // Muslin Bag advent board // Mini Tree advent calendar // Hanging matchboxes // Ridiculously Easy Advent Calendar // Red Envelope DIY

As we’re on the subject of Advent calendars, I thought I’d round up a few DIY advent calendar ideas that I have seen around the internet. You need to get ready folks! Only 5 days until December 1st!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

#ShareAdvent

The build up to Christmas is the best part of it for me. I love the preparation and in years gone by used to make my own cards, bake the Christmas cake and throw drinks parties. Now I can just about manage the drinks party and sadly what is my favourite time of year often passes in a whirlwind of stress, to-do lists and not enough time enjoying the season with the most important people to me, enjoying the preparation I love best. This year I have a plan to counteract the usual Christmas chaos.


Courtesy of Skin and Blister

Anna from Skin and Blister has concocted ‘Share advent’, something she will be doing with her family. The idea is to help you savour the season and make Advent an even more special time. Anna has invited other bloggers to take part too and I am IN!

For the last few years I have made an Advent calendar with envelopes and inside each one I have put something to do or enjoy that day. It’s really made Advent an even more special time of year for us.

This year, I wanted to invite you to join in with me.

~ Anna

So, I am posting this early because as you can see, some of the activities require a little preparation. Maybe you need to plan a trip out, gather together ingredients or stockpile craft supplies. Maybe you won’t be doing all of these activities, but even if you pick and choose a few, I don’t think you can fail to make more of the festive season and really relish this special time of year.

You can read more about the idea over on Anna’s brilliant blog - Skin and Blister, where I might add, she has some very sweet and genius ideas for DIY advent calendars that require no more than a little time, imagination and a whole lot of love. Which I love. Because that’s what Christmas is about right?

Do leave a comment if you love this idea, or if you’ll be taking part – give Anna shout @skinblisterblog and use #ShareAdvent if you’re a twitterer. Oh and look out for my Share Advent post coming soon in December :) I’m excited already!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Spotted… Advent Calendars

It’s not too late! With a few days to December the 1st, if you’re looking for an advent calendar, there’s still time to make a purchase.

I spotted this super cute option over at Daisy Ley last month and have been holding out to post it but now is perfect timing to make that purchase!

I love the little messages and festive instructions that you get when you turn each little flag over. :)

Alternatively, Cox and Cox are having an advent sale for all their advent products, including these advent stickers (add each number to your display to count down the days,) or advent pegs for your treats or DIY essays.

There’s also a DIY advent kit for you to try your hand at making something as pretty as this Advent calendar with fabric pockets and ribbon or felt embellishments.

Too. Cute.

Will you be having an advent calendar this year?

Love,
Rebecca
xo