What I Got For Christmas 2016

Hello lovlies,

I cannot believe that Christmas was already 2 weeks ago, I can tell this year is going to go just as fast as 2016. Anyway, I love reading posts on what people got for Christmas as it gives me inspiration on what to buy other people for any upcoming birthdays or special occasions. A lot of the items I was bought for Christmas have either been put away or eaten so I have just captured the presents that I had around.

First of all is what I got from Jake. He spoilt me rotten again this year, as he always does. Without going into massive amounts of detail the present’s that he bought me are below. The most special one being the tattoo voucher, my favourite tattoo artist in Norwich works at ‘Ink Addiction’ and he had remembered the times that I’d mentioned how I’d love her to do my first tattoo.

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Below were the two main presents from my parents. It makes me laugh when I think back to Christmas day and how excited I was when I opened these presents, they are such Adult things to get excited over but they are 100% the best items we could have asked for and they have absolutely transformed our apartment.

I had to show you guys this candy sushi, it was from Jake’s Nan and Grandad and I just thought it was awesome!

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I was incredibly lucky this Christmas and I never take for granted how generous my friends and family are.

Let me know what you got for Christmas!

Tori Moore xoxo

Lust List of January 2016

Hey guys,

I was going to do a specific lust list for certain brands but decided there was too many things that I’m lusting over this month, these are my top 10:

 

1: Naked Palette #3

Now I’m probably the only person who is still collecting all of these palettes, I currently have the Basic palettes and the Smokey Eye one but the next one I’m planning on getting is the Naked Palette #3. It has some gorgeous nudes and rose gold shades which I think go best with my skin colour. The way the Urban Decay eye shadows blend is amazing and well worth the £38.00 price tag per palette.Naked Palette 3Naked Palette

2: Jo Malone Perfumes

These are some of the most long wearing colognes I have ever tried. The one I’m lusting over most is ‘Pomegranate Noir’, I sprayed this on myself in store and for the rest of the day got no end of compliments. I’d say these were on the pricey side for perfume but SO worth it, they’re priced at around £85.00 for 100ml. I’d recommend checking the vast range of scents if you haven’t already, they range from spicy, floral and even woody scents.

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3: Yankee Candle Valentines and Easter Collection 2016

There is no denying that I am one of THE biggest fans of Yankee Candle, or even just candles in general. I recently went in a local store to see the new Easter and Valentines range and they have some amazing scents. For Easter they have ‘Bunny Cake’ which has previously been one of their Easter Scents, this has a sweet coconut/vanilla smell. They also have ‘Jelly Beans’ which is the most gorgeous deep purple colour, I’d say this scent was spot on, like sugary sweeties. The one in the valentines day collection that I was most amazed by was the ‘Trio Tumbler Candle’, this isn’t the usual scent I would go with but I was amazed at the look of the candle. As shown below it has three layers: buttercream, red velvet and chocolate layer cake.

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4: The Body Shop (Drops of Youth and Oils of Life)

So in my previous post I explained my love for the Body Shop products and spoke about the skincare I already have. I’m now looking to purchase the rest of the ‘Drops of Youth’ and ‘Oils of Life’ ranges. The products I’m most looking forward to purchasing are the ‘Wonderblur’, ‘Youth Essence Lotion’ from the ‘Drops of Youth’ range and ‘Intensely Revitalising Gel Cream’ from ‘Oils of Life’. I think these will have a real staple effect to my daily skincare routine

5: The Happiness Planner

Out of all the 2016 I’ve seen this HAS to be my absolute favourite, I wanted it before Christmas and just totally forgot to purchase it due to being so busy getting everyone else’s presents, then when I went to purchase it they had sold out of UK stock so I’m currently waiting for them to come back online. This is on the pricey side for a planner but what I love about it is the concept. It is so easy to get sucked into busy day-to-day life and routines that sometimes you forget what is important in life and you forgot to concentrate on yourself. Even something as simple as an inspiring thought for each day and being able to write down your personal goals and highlights for each day ensures you get a little time out of the day to concentrate on whats important for you. Not to mention the GORGEOUS packaging.

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6: Real Techniques Bold Metal Brushes

There are 7 brushes in this collection, not only do they look amazing but they also have no end of good reviews. The brushes they have include; arched powder, triangle foundation, tapered blush and angled liner. To buy the full collection separately you’re looking for around £100, but after previously trying some other Real Techniques brushes I think these are definitely going to be worth the money.

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7: Kitchen Aid

This is something that I plan to purchase when me and my fiance buy a new house, at the moment I don’t have a massive amount of kitchen space and although I love these I have a smaller one at the moment for my baking which is a lot easier to store. Again these are quite pricey and usually retail at around £300-400. These come in some gorgeous colours and my favourite 2 are below.

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8: Doc Marten’s

Now I already have a pair of black Doc Martens however there a couple of pairs I’ve seen recently which are too gorgeous not to buy. Last year they had some pastel coloured boots that I wish I had of bought so I definitely won’t be missing out on the ones below (black glitter boots and pastel pink shoes). These are super comfortable once you’ve worn them in, the only thing I struggle with is long distance walking as they are pretty heavy.

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9: Foil Prints

Again these are products I’m mainly looking for when we purchase a new house. I’m a massive fan of anything copper or rose gold and I love when a house has a real homely vibe and I think these pieces really top it off. I’ve seen such a vast range of designs from something as simple as letters (e.g XO) to inspirational quotes.

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10: Tanya Bakes

I guess this isn’t necessarily part of my lust list for this month because the book isn’t available to buy until 30th June 2016 however I have pre ordered it in January and I am super excited to be able to get my hands on this book. I really enjoyed baking the recipes in ‘Love Tanya’ and just some of the recipes they have announced for the upcoming book sound incredible, they include’ Rhubarb and custard muffins, Earl Grey tea loaf and Smartie flapjacks. BRING ON JUNE!

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So, there you have it, a little insight into my (hopefully) next purchases. Let me know what you’re wishing for this month!

Tori Moore xoxo

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