Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Wishes...

Christmas Wishes
Dear Santa
This year I've been such a good girl and I thought you wouldn't
mind me sharing some things I'm wishing for this year..
Michael Buble Christmas album. This is something that I've had my little heart set on for so long but some how it never seemed to make it onto my Christmas list? that was until this year of course. hopefully I will be finding Mr Buble's Cd under my Christmas tree and I'm sure I'll be listening to this for many Christmases to come. Marc Jacobs honey I've been seeing this perfume everywhere this year, its so popular which is hardly surprising as the packaging alone is so beautiful, but to be honest I'd be more than happy with any of the Marc Jacobs scents,they're all so lovely! I found these adorable little Daisy earrings while putting this wish list together, ( happens all the time ) they were definitely made with the daisy perfume in mind and would be so lovely to wear come spring time! Alexa Chung -it- book there hasn't been all too many good reviews about Alexa’s first venture into writing  but being a fan of her style this is something I would still love to receive. Warehouse Slouchy Jumper If I've never made it known how much I love pastel coloured jumpers the fact I've included this one in my Christmas list may be a hint how much I enjoy wearing them.Topshop Riding Pants ever since I discovered riding pants sometime last year I've been looking out for the perfect pair and these ones from Topshop look like they fit that description. Ah what would Christmas be like without chocolate and these Guylian chocolate seashells have always been my favourite,  I still have fond memories of having these as a kid and they make such a lovely gift too! plus the fact they donate some of the money received to helping save little seahorses only makes me love them more. YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick. I've mentioned before I have one but it's in a shade that doesn't suit me. so I'd love to have one in a colour I can wear which would be either this gorgeous red colour or the much well known peach passion. Red High Tops I don't think you could go wrong with a pair of these I picked red as I think they go the best with most things, such as Jeans, Riding Pants, Dresses etc’ in fact I'm not sure there is anything that converse don't look nice with? I think these Mickey ones from Forever 21 are so unique looking but I really would like a pair of actual converse or even just a pair of lookalikes, please! And finally a Canon Camera. This is quite a good price from Argos if your after a DSLR but don't have the funds to buy one and looking at reviews, I've only heard good things about this. Its a bridge camera so has very similar features of a dslr but for a far more affordable price. I know having an expensive camera isn't necessary for writing a blog but because I love photography so much I've always loved the idea of carrying around one of these and looking all artistic. And some Christmas flowers simply for decoration.
with love
Leeanne .x
What's on your Christmas List this year?

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Jewellery | H&M Necklaces

Yellow stone statement necklace £15.99
Gunmetal gem necklace £11.99
I went on a little mini search for these two after seeing Sue from Predict The Day wearing the first necklace in one of her outfit posts, this one and instantly loved it, but having already missed the opportunity to buy them both when they were in an H&m store, onto trusty ebay I went. It’s just great for clothes and accessories and it’s an online shopping destination I use alot now, I’m definitely making up for lost time. I just can’t believe I didn’t realise all the great stuff that’s on there sooner. I particularly like it and use it mostly for things that I might have missed out on buying, such as these necklaces. I’ve even found past issues of magazines on there that I’ve been too late to buy when they’ve been out on the newsstand. I know I probably did pay a bit more than the price they would have been in store, but with things like this where they're no longer in stock I don't mind so much. Especially if it's something I'd really like to get. I would say though, there are some things listed for ridiculous prices sometimes  which is a bit much, I've seen these same necklaces listed for something crazy like 35.99?! and sometimes more. So I'd definitely advise on holding out for a reasonable price. I’m actually quite surprised at myself, liking these two gems as I never saw myself wearing anything that was a bright neon or the colour yellow, guess it just goes to show.. you should’nt knock it til’ you’ve tried it. I Think I'll be wearing these with some of my blue tops  that are currently in my wardrobe  as I love the way the colours look together here. I also feel like these kind of necklaces would be perfect to wear with a new years eve outfit to add a little sparkle. I’m getting quite a collection of these kind of statement pieces, so many in fact I’m a bit unsure where to keep them all. If anyone has any good storage ideas? or how I could keep them, it would be so helpful.

Have you done any shopping on ebay recently ?

Leeanne .x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

#Selfies4STC | A Selfie For A Good Cause

As it's the time of year of goodwill and doing your best to help someone in the spirit of Christmas, when I came across
This post on Leanne's blog over at DoNotRefreeze about helping to raise money for Save The Children I knew I wanted to take part. I had already planned on showing off my recently acquired Christmas jumpers anyway but being able to model one for a good cause is such a great opportunity. And it isn't every day you get the chance to wear a Christmas jumper for a good cause after all.

I love the fact you can see my Audrey Hepburn picture in the backround too. I'm sure most people already know, especially if you're a fan of Audrey's, how she absolutely loved to do work all geared towards helping children through children's charity. and it's pretty Amazing to be able to help similar causes that the people we look up to have done so much for in the past.

To take part in this campaign..

"Simply take a photo of yourself in your favourite Christmas jumper, post it on your blog and let your readers know about the campaign. Then just tweet the link to your post to @westfieldstrat and with the hashtag #Selfies4STC so they know you’ve taken part and for every blogger who takes part Westfield will donate £10 to Save The Children on your behalf.

The deadline to take part in the #Selfies4STC campaign is Friday 13th December 2013."

For more information about this campaign and for even more fundraising events definitely take a look
at the Westfield London website here 

Will you be taking part in this? if so be sure to let me know in the comments.
I'd love to have a look at your posts on this too!

Leeanne .x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Life | Photos Of November

My November in photos… So sorry I’m not actually posting these in November, Oh dear. I’m really no good at keeping these kind of posts to there right time am I. Last month it was because of my loss of internet connection but this time I have no excuse, except I’ve always been terrible at organisation, I do try, but I hope you enjoy looking through my November photos anyway.
Breaking Dawn

All scenery photos are as always, unedited
All the Orange ones.. Favourite
 Little blueberry, with it's stalk still attached / Advent calendar all ready for December /
(since taking this, five of course have now been appropriately eaten :)
Some scenery from my window / Christmas preparations / Festive treats /
Small Topshop purchase / and a Bee- A -UuuTiFulll bowl of smarties
As I take these pictures I often wonder whether anyone would really be interested in looking at a photo of a bowl of smarties? some of my photos are some what random, but that’s what I’ve always loved about these kind of posts on other blogs and hope you do too. They can be pictures of all sorts, a mixture of anything and it’s still so nice to see each little thing put together, to be able to see what makes up someones life through photos.

My life isn't too exciting.. it’s mostly made up of things  such as - Blogging (of course) - Too many Sweets & Confectionery - Monthly magazines - Online orders - Beauty related things - Lots of Clothes - Taking pictures - Watching certain films - Gazing at or admiring the sky (A lot) - Reading books - Listening to music - yet these things I’ve found, are what make up life and make it worth living. I think we really take life for granted but I also don’t think its our fault that we do, Life is amazing.. but as it goes so fast, it can get hidden and lost amongst the everyday things we really don’t care too much for. so I think when we see pictures of these things, they’re little moments, captured inside a photo and that really makes us slow down and take notice of what we would otherwise not see, it enables us to really look at life through those photos and see what we would miss everyday. The fact that life is, pretty amazing when you have the ability to look more closely at it.. through the photos we take.
Leeanne .x
How are the Christmas preparations going ?
Is everyone nearly ready for the big day

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Beauty | Elle's Free Gift

So last week I picked up Novembers Elle Magazine and somehow I’ve only just got round to having a proper look at the cute little free gift. I usually don’t bother much with magazines when they come with something like a free Lip Gloss, but as soon as I saw this one I was so intrigued, as I already knew Benefit did a blusher that was of the same name.. but a lip gloss? I was sold. Also available is "Dandelion and Hoola" but in my local shop they only had "Coralista" which I was more than content with as the colour of the blush has always been one of my favourites. The lips gloss itself is pretty sheer and doesn’t have much colour, but gives just the right "Ruby tint to your lips." If you’d like to get one of these, they are still on sale just now, as the new issue isn’t out until December 5th so you still have a few days to grab one. They also have these available to buy Full Size on their website.
Have you already picked up this edition of Elle Magazine ?
 Leeanne .x