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the versatile blogger award!

Hello lovelies!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and are enjoying the last few days of 2012 just before the New Year! Over the first few months of 2013 I'm aiming to shed a few pounds i have but on over Christmas, but i know after about a week a big mac or a chocolate cake will literally be screaming my name!

Anyway, I have been nominated for the 'Versatile Blogger Award' by Elysia (littlebeautyblogg). I am incedibly grateful for this award and I can't thank her enough!
The Versatile Blogger Award is an award awarded to relatively new bloggers!

The rules: 1) Nominate up to 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2) Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award.
3) Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4) Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
5) Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.


1) I am currently wearing a frog onesie which was a present from my Grandma, and although it is not the most glamorous outfit, it is so cosy!
2) I may be dressing up as an octopus on New Years Eve. Or an ostrich. (it's fancy dress, but you have to dress up as something that begins with the first letter of your name.. Thinking of things beginning with 'O' is actually really hard!)
3) I watched Love Actually about 9 times this Christmas.
4) I thought Jack in Titanic was Heath Ledger..
5) I want an iPhone just so i can have instagram! (and all the other amazing things, of course.)
6) I love checking out blogs, so leave your link down below if you'd like me to check it out!
7) Thinking of 7 random facts about myself was actually harder that I thought! I'm not sure what that says about me!

My nominations are:

Olivia - rose reviews1
Louise & Erin - sparkly blues and rainbow shoes
Sophie - a golden bow
Gemma - Gem in the city
Mia - teenage beauty blog
Kat - Serenity beauty with kat
That's all of my nominations! Be sure to check out their blogs! Again, I can't thank Elysia enough for nominating me!

Happy New Year to you all! Have a good one!


it's christmas!

..Are you hanging all your stockings on the wall?

Hello lovelies!
I just wanted to wish you a merry, merry Christmas!
Hope you're all having a great day (even if you don't celebrate Christmas!) and are watching all the festive programmes on TV!

hair care routine!

I'm having my hair cut soon, so before i do, I thought i'd do a hair care routine. With these products I thought i could prevent and repair split ends, but i already had so many split ends to begin with! I have waist length hair so when i get it cut, if they cut too much off i think i may cry.
aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner: reconstructer and luscious long.
L'oreal studio silk and gloss hot straight spray and cream.
l'oreal mythic oil
l'oreal absolute repair cellular oil

I don't use a specific shampoo, but i either use aussie 3 minute miracle reconstucter or aussie 3 minute miracle luscious long conditioner. It's amazing and leaves your hair feeling soooo soft!

I love the L'oreal studio silk and gloss hot straight spray and cream to put on just before straightening or blow drying my hair.

Although many people have been raving about Moroccan oil, i am yet to try it as these 2 oils are doing perfectly well in my hair! I use it after straightening to blow drying! They don't make my hair greasy or sticky just silky and smooth! Haha :)

That is my hair care routine! Hope you enoyed.. And don't forget to comment down below any recommendations or what products you use on your hair!

favourite winter items

This is going to be a post on a few of my favourite things to have in winter, and seeing as it is getting on for Christmas i thought i'd better do it soon (despite the fact that winter lasts up until around march in the uk, especially where i live in manchester)
So these are a few of my winter favourites:
first of all..
SOCKS!! or warm clothes in general and fairisle pattern.
A dewy foundation is great in the winter if you skin may be a little dry and dull from the weather.
These eyeshadows from No 7 are great for the festive season! I love the gold and dark blue combo! They are really pigmented too!
MOISTURISER! this moisturiser is amazing! It's quite light but really moisturising and sinks in immediately!
Another moisturiser! Soap and glory the righteous butter! I'm sure many of you have heard of this and may have tried it! it's perfect for this time of year!
and to conclude..
Another moisturising product! Burts bees lip balm! It keeps your lips smooth and soft all day long!

So there are some of my favourite winter items, hope you enjoyed and don't forget to comment with your favourite winter items! ITS SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS AHH!
Hope you're all having a lovely run up to Christmas!
Love Olivia X

mac eyebrow pencil in lingering

I recently went to MAC in my town center to pick up an eyebrow pencil. I had my sights set on the eyebrow pencil in Fling, as it states it a cool, ash blonde colour, just what I need (Well I thought I did anyway.)
The woman at mac was so helpful, and advised me to get lingering, instead of fling, as fling probably wouldn't show up on my eyebrows, as they are pretty dark for someone with blonde hair. She said lingering wouldn't make my eyebrows any darker than they already were, they would just make them look fuller and more defined! That is exactly what I wanted, and that is exactly what lingering does!
Here are a couple of pictures so you can see what it looks like..
top photo with out mac lingering
bottom photo with mac lingering

I really recommend MAC eyebrow pencil in the shade lingering, if you have brows like mine. It's long wearing, not too orange-y and doesn't look like you've just drawn your eyebrows on!
Well done MAC!
Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful evening! X

ultimate christmas party outfit! feat. cinderela b jewellery!

Hello lovelies!
I hope you are all very well in the run up to Christmas and feeling as festive as I am (which I have been feeling since September...)
Today I'm going to do an ultimate Christmas party outfit! This is an entry for a competition that i am soooo excited about! I was recently emailed by the lovely Natasha, the communications officer of Cinderela B, the jewellery brand, which was originally set up by Rachel Jackson as a stall in Spitalfields market but her beautiful creations (as you will see later on) were soon snapped up by over 100 across the UK and overseas. Natasha had emailed to inform me they were holding a competition, exclusive to bloggers, to win £100 to spend on their website (here).
This is a post I have been meaning to do for a long time, but school work has got the better of me once again so I have only just got round to doing it! Here goes..

My ultimate Christmas Party Outfit..
top - top shop
skirt - top shop
shoes -
necklace - cinderela b
earrings - cinderela b

Thank you guys for reading! Hope you're having a lovely December, and have a fab weekend!
And thank you so much to all the lovely people at Cinderela B for contacting me!

christmas wishlist!

It's the first of December today, which can only mean one thing.. IT'S SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE TO LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND BE EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS! (even though i have been doing those things since september but whatever!)
Seeing as it is the 1st of December, i thought i'd do a Christmas wishlist!
gold casio watch - amazon
gorg christmas jumper - riverisland
soap and glory glow all out - boots
mac fling eyebrow pencil - mac cosmetics
tom ford shade and illuminate (WANT!!) - selfridges
estee lauder double wear foundation - boots

Hope you have a very merry Christmas, and thank you for reading! I'd also love to hear what you are hoping for this Christmas!

Love Olivia X