December 24, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

The day is finally here and the day 12 and last one of "12 Days Of Christmas" is all about wishing you all the best during this next days. I really hope you all have an amazing Christmas, eat lots of sweets and chocolates, spare time with your beloved ones and watch as many festive films and listen as many festive songs as possible but, most importantly, relax and have an amazing day with whoever you are spending the day with, because that's all Christmas is about. 

December 23, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Christmas Q&A

Although I don't own a Youtube channel yet or a Twitter account, I decided that, for day 10 of  "12 Days Of Christmas", a Christmas themed Q&A would be just the perfect post. This way, you can know me a little bit better and I can talk about my favourite time of the year - hopefully a win-win situation! I picked out some questions from here and there that I really liked and answered them.

1 | What's your favourite thing about Christmas?
My favourite thing about Christmas is just all the vibes associated with it! Everyone is so cheerful and everything seems magical with all the fairy lights and decorations on the streets and houses... Everything seem

2 |  What time do you wake up on Christmas day?
I still love to get up early on Christmas morning - and every 365 days of the year, let me keep it real. But I must confess that on the 25th I wake up more earlier, at like 6am or something, I literally just can't sleep any longer, just like I couldn't when I was little.

3 | Do you prefer a themed Christmas tree or a mix&match Christmas tree?
Since we have so many lovely decorations to put on the tree and since every single shop seems to have more and more beautiful Christmas ornaments, I prefer a mix&matched Christmas tree because it's the only way I find to keep all the ornaments in one place where I can share with everyone who visits our house. And for me, a Christmas tree with different ornaments and colourful fairy lights is the perfect harmony for our living room during this time of the year.

4 | What do you leave out for Father Christmas on Christmas eve?
On the 24th, my siblings and I leave a Christmas mug of white milk and some handmade biscuits for Santa and a couple of carrots for his reindeer.

December 22, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Festive Wrapping Paper

Although Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, I am one of these people who prefers the giving part of it. Putting lot’s of thought into people’s presents, wrapping them nicely, and surprising special people in your life is one of the most wonderful things about Christmas. I always feel so satisfied when the presents are all bought and wrapped ready for the 25th  although in my family the presents only pop under the tree at Christmas night. Since I already have all my presents bought and wrapped (since day 18 I think) I thought I’d share some of my wrapped presents with you on day 10 of my Christmas series, in order to inspire you a little bit if you lack a little in that department or just to give you some simple and easy ideas!

December 21, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Blättertorte Biscuits

In day 9 of  "12 Days Of Christmas" series, I decided to share with you a simple, easy to follow recipe to make light and delicious butter cookies with jam, perfect for Christmas time with all the amazing festive cutters and pretty white icing on the top.

You will need...
250g flour
250g butter
120g sugar
1 egg white

Jam (I used raspberry jam)
Icing Sugar

How to...
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Using your hands, mix the flour, the butter, the sugar and the egg white until they are all mixed together.
Spread some flour on the worktop and roll out the dough, a little bit at the time, with the rolling pin. Using circular cutters, cut out shapes and carefully put them on a lined baking tray. If you want that small hole in the middle of the biscuits, use some smaller cutters to cut off the centre of the biscuit.
Put the tray(s) into the oven and bake them for about 8-10 minutos - or until they are all baked and golden.
When they are totally cold, separately, put the icing sugar on top of the biscuits with the little hole in the middle. Put jam in the biscuits without the hole in the middle and then join together both parts

December 20, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Christmas Playlist

I would say it’s imperative to be playing Christmas music throughout the house and in your headphones on your way to every single place at this time of year. And there are so many covers and versions of Christmas songs that you can play repeatedly for the next 5 days!

In today's "12 Days Of Christmas" post (actually, day 8 is the post from yesterday, sorry I'm a little bit late), I want to share with you my top songs for this time of the year, the songs I've been hearing since November so you can feel all the Christmas vibes in the next couple of days.

I also created a Spotify playlist in order to have the best Christmas songs gathered all in one place. I want to share it with all of you, so you can dance along to all my favourite songs. I always put it on shuffle mode and play it almost all day long. So, if you want more songs to play during this season, check it out.
Let me know if I’ve missed any great songs and tell me what is your favourite Christmas tune at this moment

December 18, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Gift Guide For Him

Christmas is coming around so quickly this year and, like I have told you a million times, and I know that sometimes, putting together some gift ideas for guys is really complicated! I don't want anyone struggling with this kind of things so today, day 7 of  "12 Days Of Christmas", I'll share with you some great ideas for boys!

I tried to embrace all kind of budgets so it's easier for all of us, depending on what kind of stuff you are looking for... Anyway, take a peak in my ideas and let me know what you think. What are you getting your nearest and dearest this year?


12 Days Of Christmas | Festive Brigadiers

In today’s post, day 6 of  "12 Days of Christmas", I thought I’d share with you my most recently discovery - a beautiful van which sells a lot of different varieties of brigadiers.

When I first saw this colourful concept, I felt automatically in love. All the brigadiers were stocked in some beautiful transparent drawers and they all had some amazing details on top of them, like small mistletoes, Christmas trees or snowflakes... I knew I needed to buy some of them for my family and I.

The hard part was choosing the flavours. They have literally everything, from Doce de Leite to Oreo, Cherry Pie, Chocolate and Mint, Lemon, Custard Tard (the typical Portuguese small cake) amongst so many others!! I picked out Chocolate Salami (top left), Chocolate and Merengue (bottom left), French Toast (bottom right), Chocolate with Crucnhy Peanuts (top right) and wafer cake (middle)

The brigadiers shop name is BrigaDoce and you can check their blog here. I know you will fall in love with this girls' concept too. If you ever visit Portugal, you can find their where their piaggio is via facebook so you can try this delicious brigadiers.


December 16, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Stocking Fillers

I really enjoy buying presents during Christmas time - there's something really nice about finding "the perfect gift" for the people I like the most. But I'm aware that not everyone share the same opinion as I do and that for that people, the experience of buying presents can be really stressful. But, I have a solution for everyone who's trying to get some ideas of what to buy this Christmas.

That's why I am here today, day 5 of "12 Days of Christmas", to help you out with a little guide to help you find the perfect gift for someone special. I put together some items that I thought would be amazing gifts and the best of all is that they are all under 20€
1. Cath Kidston Christmas Stocking | 2. Oysho Animal Socks | 3. Oysho Bear Hat | 4. Urban Outfiters Marble Notebook | 5. Cath Kidston Utensil Gift Set | 6. Urban Outfiters Keyboard Cover | 7. ASOS Reindeer Slippers | 8. Vanilla Vice Marble Phone Case | 9. Temerity Jones Christmas Candle Pot | 10. Vanilla Vice Nutella Phone Case

Did you already buy your Christmas gifts? What is your favourite type of stocking fillers presents? Let me know in the comments if you have any more great suggestions of gifts.

December 15, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Christmas Movies

In today’s post, day 4 of  "12 Days of Christmas", I thought I’d share 8 of my favourite Christmas films, one for each day until Christmas day. I just love movies so much and I find watching Christmas films a great way to get myself into the festive spirit - not that I really need it but still! I picked some films that are absolutely amazing and perfect for the holidays and I higly recommend them all! Take a look at my little list:

Do you have any more recommendations of films that I must watch during the holidays? What's your favourite Christmas film?

December 14, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | Christmas Jumpers

Who doesn't love festive jumpers during Christmas? If you find the perfect one, you will automatically get into the spirit and, around this time of the year, a lot of brands offer a big range of Christmas sweaters so you can totally pull off an amazing outfit for the holidays. 

Today, day 3 of  "12 Days of Christmas", I want to inspire you to find the perfect holiday jumper that perfectly matches your style so you can spread the spirit all over you! It is undeniable that Christmas jumpers are the most amazing thing during this time, mostly because they are all very sweet and comfy. I already have mine. I bought it 4 years ago and I love it soooooo much - it's a lovely jumper with Rudolph on it. Unfortunately they are not selling it anymore but I found some other beautiful options for you all, hopefully you will like them.

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Do you like festive jumpers? Do you already own one? What is your favourite? Let me know in the comments if you have more ideas for Christmas jumpers and places where I can find some more

December 12, 2015

12 Days Of Christmas | 10 Beauty Gifts Under 20€

Christmas is just around the corner, and I decided to go ahead and do something special for you: for the next 12 days I'll publish something related with Christmas. Today is Day 1.

This is the time to find and buy some presents to share all you love for the people you love the most. That's why I decided that it would be an amazing idea if I just help you out with this (sometimes so) stressful task and give you 10 beauty ideas under 20€ so you can get inspired.
From the famous beauty brand Zoeva to the special Christmas edition of Zoella's range of beauty products, I really hope that you'll find some ideas. I tried to find different products, with various prices and brands because I believe that this way, it's easier for you to be inspired with my suggestions.

1. Maybelline "Baby It's Cold Outside" Set | 2. Real Techniques Blush Brush | 3. Zoella Soap Pop4. Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette | 5. Zoella Bath Bombinis | 6. Topshop Party Proof Mascara | 7. The Balm Smoke Balm Palette | 8. Barry M Super Natural Palette | 9. Tanya Burr Gingerbread Trio | 10. Essie Winter Reds Duo

Do you have more ideas? Let me know in the comments below other great products and suggestions!!!