HOORAY, and happy Sunday to each and every one of you.
After an action packed week spent deep within the pre-Christmas retail world (from both sides of the counter), the gift-list is finally complete! The next few days have festivities and relaxation (and absolutely nothing else) on the cards. I'm travelling home to Wales tomorrow to spend a few blissfully peaceful days with my family (cue : great excitement at the prospect of home-cooked dinners, a roaring log fire, and cuddles with my puppy), because all you need at this time of year is family and food and FUN.
As much as I adore city living, a few days surrounded by fresh air and fields is going to go down a treat.
Today Danny and I are off to say farewell to Manchester's Christmas markets (until next year!), by indulging in some gløgg and those mini Dutch pancakes. There will no doubt be some last-minute gift-buying on the cards, and perhaps a few post-payday indulgences on my behalf...
Wishing you all a happy weekend and a VERY MERRY Christmas!
+ If the thought of wearing more than just mascara on your eyes incites the fear within you (as it once did to me) then you may enjoy my beginner's tips for mastering the art of eyeshadow application over on ALO. + + See here for one of the most beautifully written pieces of prose I've read in a while, accompanied by some stunning images and bucketfuls of positivity. + + + This winter warmer recipe from Emerald Street had my mouth-watering from first glance (and I can confirm that the final result was every bit as good as it looks). + + + + If you've ever wondered why you breakout in certain areas of your face (and how you can prevent this) then check out this fantastic guide to face mapping from Into The Gloss.