Beauty: December Favourites 2015

Hello everyone, it's my last favourites post (and any other post for that matter) of 2015! I actually can't believe it, it feels as though it was literally 5 minutes ago that I was writing my January favourites, one of my very first posts when I started this blog! It makes me think about how much I've enjoyed blogging this last year and how much joy I get from being part of the community.
Anyway... away from the soppiness and onto the beauty products I have been loving this month.

Sally Hansen Maximum Strength 
I use this as a base coat before I paint my nails because I really want to improve the strength off my nails and try and prevent them from breaking whenever I try to grow them long. I find them especially weak when I treat myself and get gel nails done so this is really good to give them a little bit extra life and I've definitely noticed and improvement in my nails since using this.

Zara 'Rose' Eau De Toillete 
I was looking for a new perfume and came across this little bottle in Zara. It's a lovely smell that's not too sweet and a fairly deep floral scent which is quite good for all year round I would say. Also Zara's perfumes are cheap and cheerful, this costing under £10!

Real Techniques Eye Shadow Brushes
These are an oldie but a goody, I'm not sure why but I've really been reaching for these brushes a lot recently to do my makeup with. I think because you never go wrong with real techniques, a simple brush that gets the job done, I still love this starter kit so much!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
This concealer just covers your spots and gives your skin a glowing look... need I say more?

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick
I love this matte red colour, it's so vampy and edgy and such a perfect colour for the winter time. I like wearing this colour with a completely black and white outfit as I think it adds a definite bit of edge

Thank you so much for reading this post and any others that you may have read in 2015! Hope that you all have a very happy new year :) Don't forget to comment and follow me on Bloglovin'!
Love, Yasmin xxx

Fashion: #ootd

Hello everyone!
I hope that you all had a wonderful christmas and are looking forward to the new year. My outfit today for a cosy day at home with my family was this gorgeous mustard yellow jumper with my favourite denim skirt and chelsea boots. I really love this outfit because it feels so bright and uplifting, and is really what you need when the weather is this grey and dingy. Mustard is not normally a colour that I would go for as it's quite daring but now that I have tried it I think that its defintely a colour that I would like to try out more, because it is so cheery and lovely. I think that this jumper would also look good with black ripped jeans and converse for a really relaxed everyday look.

what's your go to outfit for a family day? and what outfits did you rock over christmas? Don't forget to let me know what you think in the comments and follow me on bloglovin :)

Love, Yasmin xx

Fashion: Holiday Party Style Guide

Hello everyone! 
I think it's safe to say that the party season is officially underway and I for one absolutely love this part of the holiday season. I find it so fun to dress up and get ready for a night out and this time of year is one of the only times when you can get away with getting a bit of sparkle out. I decided to style my holiday party style with this gorgeous glittery crop top from Topshop in a christmassy deep green colour, I absolutely fell in love with this top as I love a high neck on a crop top as I think it's such a flattering cut. I knew when I saw this leather A- line skirt in H&M it would go perfectly with this top. It definitely takes a skirt from a daytime look to a more edgy evening party look, especially with a silver zip up the middle. Because I'm not really one for super high heels, I found these beautiful suede look heeled boots from New Look and I think these are so versatile as a more comfy alternative for traditional  stilettos whilst still looking classy. 

For more inspiration for your festive party look, I've provided a Holiday Style Guide* from The Black Tux a super cool website who specialise in tuxedo rentals and would be amazing if you're struggling with something to wear for this holiday season  at brilliant prices. The ease of their website helps you to also design and select your whole outfit - my personal favourite is their velvet tuxedo. For today only if you enter THEBLACKTUXNYE2016 at checkout for your tuxedo or suit order you will recieve $20 off your order!

Have you got any parties this season? What will be in your festive party look? Hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget to comment and let me know what you think :)
Hope you're having a lovely Christmas so far!

Love, Yasmin xxx

Life: Festive Evening Routine

Hello everyone! 
Can you believe its only 5 days until Christmas? Its absolutely crazy, December has flown by! To get you even more in the festive spirit today, I thought I would talk about a typical evening that I will have during this season to relax and get me feeling all Christmassy after a long day of work. 
The first thing that I'll do is get myself into some comfy Christmas pyjamas, including these gorgeously soft socks from primark, I like these because they have the cute pattern on the outside and they're so fluffy and warm on the inside. After this I like to pop some fairy lights on and light a candle to give some mood lighting. At the moment it obviously has to be Yankee Candle's 'Christmas Memories' which just smells like everything good about Christmas including cinnamon and gingerbread. Then I always make myself a hot chocolate (which would not be complete without spray cream and marshmallows) in my 'Boofle' mug that says 'I wish I was still in bed' which is always true. Of course I also have to have a mince pie! I'll then pop on a christmassy film and curl up on the sofa, at the moment I'm loving Frozen (judge me!)

What's part of your Christmas routine? Hope you're all having a lovely build up to Christmas!
Love, Yasmin

Life: My top Christmas films

I'm definitely a massive fan of Christmas and find nothing better in the run up to Christmas than sitting with the Christmas tree lights on, a mug of hot chocolate and a film. It was hard to narrow down my top ones since I love so many, and I could easily talk about Christmas films all day, however here are six that I think you should definitely be watching this year!

1) Love Actually
To be honest with this film i would watch it at any other time of the year, as it just makes me feel so good! This film has so many different plots that all fit together perfectly, and is filled with so many amazing actors... I'm sure you have already seen this film but if you haven't watch it now!

2) Elf
This is one of those films that I watch and crack up at every line - Will Ferrell plays the role of Buddy the Elf so well and is one to definitely get you in the Christmas spirit. I was so sad to hear that he declined the opportunity to film a second film, it would have been great!

3) A Muppet's Christmas Carol
If you didn't sit down to watch this on Christmas Eve every year, then I feel like your childhood is a incomplete. (Joking) but I do think that this film is an absolute classic and tells the story of a Christmas Carol in such a hilarious way, with characters we know so well. Love it! 

4) Home Alone
Ahh it fills me with so much joy to watch a young Macauly Culkin in this film. It tells the story of a young boy who is left at home at Christmas while his family go on holiday, and all the mishaps that occur along the way. Funny and heartwarming, you must watch this film at some point this Christmas season.

5)The Holiday
Even if you just watch this film to gaze at the gorgeous Jude Law, I wouldn't blame you. A classic rom-com which will have you laughing and crying. I find it so relatable , especially Kate Winslet's part, which is one of the reasons I love this film so much.

6) The Santa Clause
Such a good film! I would also recommend the second and third film after this. It tells the story of a man who puts on the coat of a dead  Santa Claus and is therefore entered into a contract to become the new Santa Claus, what's not to love?

Thanks so much for reading, I hope you got some festive inspiration! What are your favourite films at this time of year? Don't forget to follow me on GFC and Bloglovin'!
Love, Yasmin xxx

Beauty: Simple Christmas Makeup Look

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And in my opinion, the most wonderful time for makeup! I absolutely love a classic red lip to fully get me in the spirit of Christmas and I am obsessed with this simple makeup look. I have been wearing it so often already through out December already and think that it's really good for a casual look or even going out for a Christmas party. The best part is, any one can achieve this!!

The products I used are:
  • Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara
  • Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation
  • Sleek Brow Kit
  • Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in 'Poppy'
  • Seventeen Define and Conquer contour kit
  • No7 Eyeshadow in..

What's your go to make up look for this time of year? And what are you looking forward to the most about christmas? Thanks so much for reading guys, and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' and GFC :) 
Love, Yasmin xxx

Fashion: #ootd

Hello everyone!
My first post of December is here, and to celebrate the festive season I have changed the header of my profile to be more christmassy, yay! Recently I rediscovered this gorgeous little pinafore that I bought a few years back and instantly knew I had to write an outfit post about it.It really makes me feel so cute and reminds me of what I used to wear when I was a little girl. I also think it's very versatile and is a nice twist on just a classic denim skirt, making wearing jumpers more interesting. I decided here to pair it with a khaki jumper from H&M- a colour that I am so glad has followed us from summer into winter, because its so lovely. I also wore my little grey bobble hat from Primark, and despite looking ever so slightly like a garden gnome, i think that it adds a really nice winter vibe to the outfit. Finally I wore my trusty boots from Clarks which go with any outfit.

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you all have a lovely week :) 
Love,Yasmin xxx