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Saturday, 15 November 2014

It's nearly the most wonderful time of the year! 

Last year there was a massive boom on the beauty scene with Beauty Advent Calendars.
hey are a brilliant gift idea or a treat for yourself come Christmas with only one downside...there are so many!
Nonetheless I have chosen six of my favourite calendars and I will be posting a list of what is in each (from left to right) so if you don't want to know then don't read on!

The Body Shop Calendar £50

Almond Hand and Nail Cream, 30ml
Almond Nail File
Frosted Cranberry Heart Soap, 25g
Frosted Cranberry Shower Gel, 60ml
Frosted Cranberry Shimmer Lotion, 60ml
Eye Definer Black, 1g
Strawberry Heart Soap, 25g
Strawberry Lip Butter, 10ml
Strawberry Hand Cream, 30ml
Colour Crush Nail Colour (Relish The Moment), 6.8ml
Glazed Apple Heart Soap, 25g
Glazed Apple Body Lotion, 60ml
Vitamin E Moisture Lotion, 15ml
Vitamin E Moisture Mask, 6ml
Vitamin E Nourishing Night Mask, 15ml
Moringa Shower Gel, 60ml
Moringa Body Milk, 60ml
Mini Crinkle Lily
Honeymania Lip Balm, 10ml
Wild Argan Oil Body Lotion, 60ml
Eyeshadow Brush
Shea Shower Gel, 60ml
Shea Body Butter, 50ml
White Musk Eau de Toilette, 10ml

No7 Calendar £35

Skin Illuminator (Peach)

High Shine Lip Crayon (Delicate Pink)

Eye Colour Brush

Youthful Eye Serum

Stay Perfect Nail Colour (Highland Mist)

Lash Impact mascara (Black)

Eye Shadow (Middle Shade From Good Earth Trio)
Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator
Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream
Blissful Body Wash
Beautiful Skin Eye Makeup Remover
Stay Precise Felt Tip Eyeliner
High Shine Lip Crayon (Daydreamer)
Completely Quenched Body Lotion
Amazing Eyes Pencil (Brown)
Essential Lip Brush
Intense Volume Mascara (Black)
Eye Shadow (Top Shade From Cappuccino Trio)
Nail Effects Disco Ball
Protect & Perfect Intense Day Hand Cream
Stay Perfect Metallic Eye Pencil (Blackest)
Gel Look Shine Nail Colour (Deep Wine)
Amazing Eyes Pencil (Black)
Protect & Perfect Intense Night Cream
Stay Perfect Duo Nail Colour (Hot To Trot & Cheeky Chops)

Benefit Calendar £60

❄ That Gal, 7.5ml
❄ The POREfessional, 7.5ml
❄ Benetint, 2.5ml
❄ High Beam, 2.5ml
❄ Chachatint, 2.5ml
❄ Posietint, 2.5ml
❄ Stay Flawless (Mini)
❄ They’re Real! (Mini)
 Ultra Plush In Dandelion (Mini)
 Ultra Plush Lip Gloss In A-Lister (Mini)
 Ultra Plush Lip Gloss In Fauxmance (Mini)
 BADgal Lash (Mini)
 Stay Don’t Stray In Light/Medium (Mini)
 Fakeup In 02 Medium (Mini)
 It’s Potent! Eye Cream (Mini)
 Total Moisture Facial Cream (Mini)
 Ooh La Lift (Mini)
 Watt’s Up! (Mini)
 Beauty Sticky Notes
 Doodle Pad
 Heart-Shaped Paper Clips
 Pink, Polka-Dot Hair Tie
 Elastic Hair Band With Bow Charm
 Metallic Silvery Hair Tie

Elemis Calendar £59.50

❄ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, 20g 
❄ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, 15ml 
❄ Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, 15ml 
❄ Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, 7ml 
❄ Papaya Enzyme Peel, 15ml 
❄ Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, 14 caps 
❄ Revitalising Babassu Facial Wipes, 4 sachets 
❄ Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream, 50ml 
❄ Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, 35ml 
❄ Skin Nourishing Shower Cream, 50ml 
❄ Pro-Radiance Hand & Nail Cream, 20ml 
❄ Treat Your Feet Foot Cream, 20ml 

Ciate Calendar £49

❄ Headliner (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Sharp Tailoring (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Members Only (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Sloaney, Sweetie (
Mini Paint Pot)

❄ Velvet Tuxedo (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Big Yellow Taxi (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Mineral Clarity (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Strawberry Milkshake (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Silhouette (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Unrestricted Glam (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Cupcake Queen (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Amazing Gracie (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Candy Cane (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Sand Dune (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Sherbet Fizz (Mini Paint Pot)
❄ Celestial (Full Size Pot)
❄ Girl With A Pearl (Effect)
❄ Runway Ribbon (Effect)
❄ Prima Ballerina (Effect)
❄ Let It Snow (Effect)
❄ Slumber Party (Effect) 
❄ Tinsel Trail (Effect)
❄ Frozen Daydream (Effect)
❄ Fairisle Style (Effect)

Selfridges Calendar £85

❄ Yves Saint Laurent Opium EDT, 7.5ml
❄ Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser, 15ml
❄ Lancome Renergie Multi-Lift Day Cream, 15ml
❄ Lancome Douceur Galateis, 50ml
❄ Shu Uemura Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
❄ Lancome La Vie est Belle EDP, 4ml
❄ Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream, 7ml
❄ Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Creator, 7ml
❄ Giorgio Armani Armani Code Femme, 3ml
❄ Lancome Le Rouge Absoul Bx (Mini)
❄ Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara, 2ml
❄ Emporio Armani Diamonds Rose, 5ml
❄ Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate (Mini)
❄ Lancome Hypnose Mascara, 2ml
❄ Yves Saint Laurent Khol (Black)
❄ Lancome Genifique Eye Pearl, 5ml
❄ Urban Decay Anti-Ageing Eyeshadow Primer Potion
❄ Lancome Visionnaire Serum, 7ml
❄ Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Miniature, 7ml
❄ Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Make-Up Remover, 30ml
❄ Lancome Lip Lover (337) (Mini)
❄ Lancome Genifique Serum, 7ml
❄ Lancome Lip Lover (355) (Mini)
❄ Kiehls Crème de Corps, 30ml

Personally I am in love with The Body Shop & The No 7 Calendars. I think they are brilliant gifts for someone who loves to pamper or for someone who is getting into makeup; with a reasonable price tag. Something I especially love is that both companies were very welcoming when I emailed in questions about their products and when I spoke to representatives in store. 

What's your favourite Calendar? or Have you brought one this year?

As always, thanks for reading...

Monday, 10 November 2014
On the 9th November, I arrived in London at Wembley arena with my best friend Sophie.
It was game day; Dallas Cowboys vs Jacksonville Jaguars.
To say I had an amazing time would be an understatement, with the Cowboys winning 31-17 it is one of those days I will never forget.

To see so many NFL fans was brilliant and I was surprised, in a good way, that a lot of the fans wore their team jersey and it wasn't an essential factor that that team wasn't playing. You hardly see that at any other sporting events.

I have been into NFL for a couple of years now and been supporting the Dallas Cowboys since 2010. I had never seen a live game until yesterday and I really hope the Cowboys come back to play in the UK soon.

NFL & NFL UK really outdid themselves and made me exceptionally proud to be British during an American sports game.
Most events in the UK that fall on a remembrance day will hold a two minute silence, where you still get some plonker running their mouth. I've never been in a place with so many people and there being utter silence.
When locating our seats we found red bags on them that said to please hold this up during the pregame to produce 100 poppies across the stadium, it looked beautiful and was such a genius representation. The game also played host to many service men and women who held the flags of Great Britain, The USA and one representing a Poppy.

The game was hosted by the Jaguars meaning it was played as if it was their home ground, so we saw performances from their Cheer-leading team and mascot.
I have to say, the cheerleaders were brilliant but I have never seen a mascot quite like Jackson, he was just fantastic, hilarious and really got the crowd going.

Here are some photos of the day:

I absolutely loved it and I really hope I'll be able to go again next year.

As always, thanks for reading...

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