The Me-Time Tag

I have found another one of these Tag posts and I really enjoy doing them as it helps my lovely followers to learn more about me and I also love reading them on others’ blogs. Me-time is really important to me, as I have spent so much time on my own most of my life, being an only-child and losing my Mum at 17. Therefore I am used to having my own space and now living with my boyfriend James, I like to make sure I have a little me-time so that I don’t have a freak-out every now and then haha!

1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time?

With regards to films, I love girly films like The Princess Diaries, Cinderella, Clueless and then the Eighties Tom Cruise film Cocktail. Basically just films that remind me of when I was younger, they always seem to cheer me up. Book-wise I do read quite a lot anyway, and so it is usually just whichever book I am currently reading, it tends to be chick lit.

2. What do you wear during me-time?

Pyjamas all the way! If I am feeling cold, it will be pyjamas, slippers, and a cardigan or hoody, all topped off with a blanket or throw which I then tend to drag along with me to the kitchen in search of snacks.

3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products?

I run myself a lovely hot bath, pop a bath bomb or melt in there, tie my hair back and just soak until the water runs cold, although I then do fill it up with more hot water – just don’t tell my boyfriend James that haha! (He says I have too many baths/use too much water as it is!) I tend to take more care with my skin during me-time and so I will get my Magnitone out, and give me skin a good scrub, and use my Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed face mask, which is really warming on the skin.

4. Current favourite nail polish?

Hmmmmmm I don’t paint my nails have as much as I would love to, and at the moment I like pastel colours, even though it is winter now! But I do have a lovely mustard-coloured Barry M Gelly nail polish.

5. What do you eat or drink during me-time?

Anything I can find! I do like to whip myself up a hot chocolate, with squirty cream and marshmallows though and I will probably eat more sweet things than savoury during me-time as it is often when I am surfing the crimson wave.

6. Current favourite candle?

I got a Stoneglow Winter candle from Love Aroma and it smells soooo amazing. It is such a Christmassy scent and it looks pretty too as it has the appearance of snow, with lots of sparkly glitter on the top.

7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?

Basically NO hahaha. Certainly not in Winter anyway, I hate the cold weather!

8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone?

No, films don’t bother me that much anyway, and we do watch quite a lot of films at home as James is a bit of a film buff! I think the cinema is so expensive nowadays and so if I was to go it would be as a trip out with James or a friend.

9. Favourite online shop?

At the moment I love browsing www.boots.com as there are so many great offers at this time of the year and I cannot wait until this weekend as there will be lots of Black Friday offers – bank card at the ready! I am hoping to get the Jack Wills duffel bag set and the Best of Benefit set in particular.

10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?

I love a little snooze, my Dad used to call my horizontal Annie as I just tend to relax a lot of the time, well as much as possible. I will catch up on Twitter and Facebook, play my mindless games on my iPhone, flick through magazines and have cuddles with my kitten Millie.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my answers! If you want to also do the tag just copy & paste the questions below to your own blog.

Kathryn xx

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1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time?

2. What do you wear during me-time?

3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products?

4. Current favourite nail polish?

5. What do you eat or drink during me-time?

6. Current favourite candle?

7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?

8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone?

9. Favourite online shop?

10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?

Jelly Belly Advent Calendar

I have recently done a beauty advent calendar review, but I thought I would show you all my Jelly Belly Advent Calendar. I love Jelly Belly jelly beans and having them everyday until Christmas will be amazing!

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The calendar itself has a large picture of jolly ol’ Santa Claus on the front made out of hundreds of jelly beans, and there are 24 triangles, not squares, which behind each there is a little bag of jelly beans. You can either guess the flavour you get each day or there is a little menu on the back including a special edition on Christmas Eve. I have no idea what the surprise Christmas Eve edition is and the triangle is no bigger than the others so I am assuming it is a special flavour. Hopefully something nice and not Brussels Sprouts flavour!!

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There aren’t really many flavours in the calendar that I don’t like and so gladly I won’t have to share it often! I think my favourite Jelly Belly flavours are definitely Juicy Pear, Green Apple, Berry Blue and Red Apple. I like quite fresh flavours compared to the sweeter ones such as Buttered Popcorn and Toasted Marshmallow but I would definitely still have a little munch on them.

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What advent calendar have you got for next Monday? What are your favourite Jelly Belly flavours?

The Jelly Belly Advent Calendar is available at www.jellybelly-uk.com and costs £12.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

 

Christmas Jumpers

Everyone’s love for Christmas jumpers has really taken off in the last few years, and pretty much every shop has a rail full of different festive designs. I personally love the run up to Christmas and all that comes with it and therefore I am all for donning my Christmas jumper throughout December. In fact, if I could get away with it, I would probably wear it all through Autumn/Winter.

I recently discovered a website that has a huuuuuuge range of cheap Christmas jumpers, without lacking on quality. http://noveltyxmasjumpers.com/ is the website, and the jumpers on there range from the cheesiest of the cheesiest to really lovely traditional sweaters.

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Last year, when I was living back in Yorkshire, I worked for a company called the Press Association and I encouraged everyone to get involved with the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. It is a specific day in December where people all over the country can take part and help to raise funds for children who are not as lucky as our own, all whilst having the chance to wear a fab Christmas jumper. This year I now work for the NHS in Lincolnshire and I have asked whether I could arrange the event here and so I needed to find a lovely jumper to wear for the occasion.

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I wanted one that I could wear on Christmas day too and so I wanted quite a traditional one. I chose a gorgeous red jumper with a large Christmas tree on the front, along with a gingerbread man and a little stocking. So cute! It has added ‘fluff’ on it too for added cuteness and has a ribbed crew neck and ribbed cuffs.

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The website has a large range of all of the best Christmas jumpers around and once you are on the site and choose the jumper you like it then takes you to the page where you can purchase it, which makes it so much easier than trawling through the internet.

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I cannot wait for the 1st of December to role around, and shall be wearing this fab festive jumper as I decorate our Christmas tree! So if you would like to check out this quality but cheap Christmas jumpers, head across to http://noveltyxmasjumpers.com/ My Christmas tree jumper cost £19.99 and the quality is much better than a lot of Christmas jumpers I have seen around in the shops.

Will you be donning a Christmas jumper this year?

Love,

Kathryn xx

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