12 Days of Blogmas- #12- Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hello all,

Merry Christmas, or should I say Merry Boxing Day (lol). As predicted I slacked a bit with blogmas this year, especially the last day which was meant to be finished over the weekend!

Nevertheless, I successfully managed to do the twelve days of blogmas- in some form! Head over to my other posts if you haven't read them yet!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day yesterday, I definitely did! I will probably be posting a 'what I got for Christmas' post, as I do each year as they seem to be really popular to read!

My blog post will be up over the next few days, followed by posts about my birthday which is on the 3rd January- I am really excited!


Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas-


Holly xx


12 Days of Blogmas- #11- December Beauty Favs

Throughout the month of December, I have really been loving a lot of beauty products. I thought I would share my top five with you in this post. As I haven't purchased a lot of makeup or beauty products over the last few months, it's hard to find things that I haven't mentioned before.

However, here are a few things that I've really been loving...


Love Fragrance Mist- Victoria Secret- £22


I have been loving this body mist by Victoria Secret as an every day alternative to using expensive perfume. I would definitely purchase another one of these in the future!


12 Days of Blogmas- #10- My Blogmas Experience (Round 2)

Hello, 

As blogmas is drawing to a close, I thought I would take time to reflect on my experience doing twelve days of consecutive posting this year.

At the end of November, I had to make a decision as to whether I was going to participate in blogmas. Reflecting on last year's experience, I remembered really enjoying blogmas and found it really rewarding. Despite this, I do remember the amount of time it took to produce the content, and as someone who doesn't pre-write posts... I found it quite pressurising at times. 

However, I did want to do blogmas to some degree this year, so I took it upon myself to do the twelve days of blogmas instead. This would mean I started on the 12th and posted something every single day on here.  

In short, even though I only did twelve days, I have found it a lot more difficult than expected. Being in my final year of university has been so demanding. On top of this, I have been working some hours in my part time job also. It's definitely a good thing I didn't commit to the whole 24 days of blogmas.

12 Days of Blogmas- #9- Fav Festive Films

Christmas has rolled around so quickly this year, and with a massive amount of university work and going to work at my part time job, I haven't had a chance to watch many festive films.

However, I'd love to share my favourite films for the holiday season with you all. Who knows, maybe these are your favourites too!

If any of my loyal blog readers remember, I actually did one of these blog posts for my blogmas last year... I wonder if my choices this year will be different!



12 Days of Blogmas- #8- My NYE Picks...

Christmas is six days away, but that means New Years Eve is creeping up behind it.

Now is a great time to start looking for the perfect New Years Eve dress, as soon Christmas will get in the way and before you know it, it's the 30th December and you're panicking.

I've found a few gorgeous dresses that I have my eye on, and I thought I would share them in this post to offer you some inspiration if you too are looking for a dress.

Here are some of my favourites... 


This Dani Dyer sequin tassel dress from InTheStyle has got to be my favourite, it's unique and I love that it is a t-shirt dress style.

It is £39.99 and you can buy it here.














12 Days of Blogmas- #7- My Hopes for 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, it is crazy to believe another year is nearly over. I like to take time at the end of the year to reflect on what I have done and achieved, and what I would like to improve for the year ahead. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions as such, but thinking about the future doesn't do any harm.



I feel as though my life is going to change in 2019, and this is a change that I am quite excited about! I'll be finishing my degree and graduating (hopefully). On top of this I'll be planning my next steps career wise. Whilst this is quite a daunting prospect, I am excited to see where my career takes me, and it will be nice to have a change from studying, which I seem to have been doing for as long as I can remember.

12 Days of Blogmas- #6- Partying with Adexe

At the end of November, I was lucky enough to attend the Adexe New Now Next party with my gorgeous friend Cally

I was so excited for this event, as I knew it would be a great chance to meet up with my blogger bestie Cally again, but I didn't anticipate how amazing the event would turn out to be. 

We arrived around 8pm at the Moxy London Stratford Hotel which was the venue for the event. It turns out they had hired the whole lobby and bar area out on the ground floor, which was massive- and there was already loads of guests inside! 

Firstly we joined a queue to give in our coats, where we were handed endless glasses of prosecco! We watched and gazed at the selfie bed as we queued, excited to give it a try as it looked perfect for photo opportunities!




12 Days of Blogmas- #5- Last Minute Gift Guide for Him

If you read my third blogmas post this year, you'll see that I did a last minute gift guide for her. I feel like that one was easy to find things for, but let's face it... men are impossible to buy for. There are only so many things a man can want or need but I will try my best to find a selection for this gift guide! 

Before I start, I'm going to repeat what I put in yesterdays post: 

I must stress that if you are last minute shopping, you should take caution when ordering gifts online. Delivery times are strained and often delayed during the busy month of December, and to avoid disappointment I would really shop in-store where possible. However, with working, family and every day life, going to a shopping centre isn't always possible and I can appreciate that is the case for a lot of people.

Therefore, in this gift guide I have not only attached the link to each product, but will research the Christmas delivery cut-off dates for each website included in this blog post, and if I can find them, will list them all at the bottom of the page. This way you can be sure that your gift will come in time for Christmas.


£10 and under: 



You can't go wrong with a classic present of beer pong, for £5, this would make a great stocking filler or gift for someone who you have a smaller budget for.

Click here for the link.
Alternatively, here is one from Debenhams for £6.









If you know a Nandos lover, you could get them this set for £8.50, I think its so nice and would be great for a young person like a brother or if they've moved into a new place. Or even if they live away at university.

Click here for the link.










12 Days of Blogmas- #4- Home for Christmas

I'm finally home for Christmas! 

I drove back from my uni house today, and I'll be home for a whole month (more or less). As I am in my third and final year at university, I have soooooo much university work to do. This is part of the reason why I am only doing the twelve days of blogmas this year!

12 Days of Blogmas #3- Last minute gift guide for HER

It's December 14th, there's eleven days till Christmas, and odds are that if you're reading this post you are panicking and looking for ideas, or you're just nosy. Hello either way!

I've put together a list of women's gift ideas, which vary from anything under £10, right up to £100, so hopefully there is something in this gift guide that will help you out or inspire you if you're struggling with gifts.

Before I start, I must stress that if you are last minute shopping, you should take caution when ordering gifts online. Delivery times are strained and often delayed during the busy month of December, and to avoid disappointment I would really shop in-store where possible. However, with working, family and every day life, going to a shopping centre isn't always possible and I can appreciate that is the case for a lot of people.

Therefore, in this gift guide I have not only attached the link to each product, but will research the Christmas delivery cut-off dates for each website included in this blog post, and if I can find them, will list them all at the bottom of the page. This way you can be sure that your gift will come in time for Christmas.

I hope this gift guide helps some people out.


£10 and under:



I found this adorable eyelash mug on ASOS, which is currently on sale for £6. You cannot go wrong with a mug for Christmas, and you could even put chocolates inside it or wrapped up with it to make an extra special gift.

ASOS have lots of other lovely mugs, just go on their website and search for them to view the range, most are under £10 too!

Click here to buy the mug.




I found this Sleek lip collection on Boots currently on offer for £4.50! All these colours are so wearable, and Sleek products are amazing quality. If you know a beauty lover I'm sure she'd enjoy this.

Click here to buy the set.




I love this bath time set by Bayliss and Harding being sold at Boots at the moment. They have a prosecco themed gift range this year for their bath products. Most women of any age love a bath. This set costs £8.50.

Click here to buy it.







12 Days of Blogmas- #2 - A Festive Day in Birmingham

Every year, me and Charlie have a tradition to go to Winter Wonderland, however due to our not so great experience last year, we decided to try something different this year. We had train tickets to Birmingham booked for a while and were so excited to go. I'd heard so many good things about it and was really looking forward to a festive day out. It was the 1st December after all! 

Firstly, we went to The Bullring, such a huge shopping centre. I've been here once before on a sixth form trip, but it was so nice to go back and so much bigger than I remembered. One of my favourite shops was Selfridges, as the only other one located close to me is London.

Charlie did loads of Christmas shopping, and although it was busy we spent hours here! We both said we would visit Birmingham again purely for the quality of shops alone. There was literally every shop you could think of in The Bullring. And if it wasn't there, then you could find even more shops located close by in Grand Central.

After shopping for hours- we headed to the Birmingham Christmas Market.


Overall, I thought it was nice there, but I can't say I enjoyed the experience to its full potential purely because of the crowds- it was quite literally heaving! We managed to get a drink after queueing for a good while, but sadly in general it was just too busy. I guess we have learnt our lesson not to go to Christmas markets on a Saturday in December as everywhere is inevitably packed. Nevertheless, I am glad we went and don't regret it. After this, we headed to the Veuve Clicquot Rooftop Champagne Bar- I was so excited about this venue and it definitely did not disappoint.






I'd completely recommend this bar if you're in or visiting Birmingham! It really was lovely! I loved how picturesque it was, and so nice and wintery. It offered a great view over Birmingham also. We then had dinner at a lovely Italian located in 'The Mailbox' which is called Pinocchio.

Overall, I really enjoyed the festive day in Birmingham with Charlie and had so much fun. It is a lovely city and if I visited again I'd love to stay overnight so I could explore more of the city! I hope you enjoyed my second Blogmas post, and I'll be back tomorrow. Holly xx P.S... Have you entered my Christmas giveaway yet? If not... click here.

12 Days of Blogmas- #1- GIVEAWAY & Welcome to Blogmas

Hello all!

Welcome to day one of my twelve days of blogmas! Over the next twelve days, there will be a brand new Christmas themed post over here on my blog which will be published every evening.

Seeing as I didn't do the full 24 days of blogmas this year, I thought I'd start my twelve days with something really exciting- and what is more exciting than a giveaway!


If you'd like to enter my Christmas giveaway, head over to my Instagram account to read the entry requirements and to get involved:






I really hope you all come back and read my upcoming blogmas posts, I have some really exciting ones coming up. By only doing twelve days this year, I feel like there is less pressure to produce content, meaning the content that I do produce will hopefully be much better quality and more enjoyable to read!

Make sure you head over to my Instagram account if you'd like to enter the giveaway.


I'll be back here tomorrow-


Holly xx