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31/12/2012

#DareToKiss – My NYE Lipstick feat. Nivea & A Giveaway!

 

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So it’s New Year’s Eve! Is anyone up to anything fun today/tonight? I’m going to be staying in with le boyfriend I think, but I have a general hatred towards going out on NYE as it’s always so busy and expensive and it tends to bring out the worst in people I think. I’d much rather stay in with a DVD and nibbles but if I was going out this would be the make-up that I’d wear.

NIVEA Lip Tins

Red lips are my go-to for special occasions like NYE or Christmas but to pull a red lip off you’re lips need to be in really great condition! A good lip balm is a must; I like to apply something really moisturising and nourishing like the Nivea Lip Butters that are made using Almond Oil and Shea Butter to keep the lips in tip-top condition all day/night long. I normally apply the Lip Butter quite thickly before I start doing my make-up so that it has time to fully sink in before I apply my lipstick. It leaves my lips completely hydrated and primed and makes the lipstick application really easy – there are none of those annoying dry bits left on my lips!

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My lipstick of choice for this New Year’s Eve would have to be my beautiful Chanel Rouge Coco in 22 Paris, it’s the perfect shade of red for NYE – it packs a punch but there’s that little bit of pink in there to stop it being too Christmassy. I really love the finish of the Chanel Rouge Coco’s too, they’re not drying at all (especially when applied over the Nivea Lip Butter) and leave the lips with just enough of a sheen. To add a bit more of a gloss to the lips you could also add a little bit of the Lip Butter to the centre of your lips.

nivea lip butter vanilla and macadamia

I’ve been using the Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream for a couple of months now and it has fast become my favourite lip balm! So much so that I’ve actually gone and lost it in one of my bags. I sent the boy in search of a replacement today and he found this super yummy sounding Vanilla and Macadamia one instead – I will report back on how it is. But the scent/flavour of the Caramel Cream Lip Butter is amazing and the balm is so lovely to use, it really does make a difference to the condition of your lips and keeps them prepared for make-up or kissing…

This year Nivea are aiming to break a world record for the longest kissing chain on Twitter. To be a part of this record attempt you need to make sure that you are following @niveauk and look out for their tweets on NYE.

GIVEAWAY

For a chance to win a set of the Nivea Lip Butters you just need to tweet a picture of your NYE 'Lips of the Day' to me (@amymcjohnson) using the hashtag #DareToKiss

I will pick a winner randomly on the 1st January and inform them via Twitter

Have you tried a Nivea Lip Butter yet?

What are your plans for NYE? Will you be getting all dressed up and going out or are you staying in like me?

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*SPONSORED POST*

#DareToKiss – My NYE Lipstick feat. Nivea & A Giveaway!

 

nivea lip butters daretokiss

nivea lip butter dare to kiss

So it’s New Year’s Eve! Is anyone up to anything fun today/tonight? I’m going to be staying in with le boyfriend I think, but I have a general hatred towards going out on NYE as it’s always so busy and expensive and it tends to bring out the worst in people I think. I’d much rather stay in with a DVD and nibbles but if I was going out this would be the make-up that I’d wear.

NIVEA Lip Tins

Red lips are my go-to for special occasions like NYE or Christmas but to pull a red lip off you’re lips need to be in really great condition! A good lip balm is a must; I like to apply something really moisturising and nourishing like the Nivea Lip Butters that are made using Almond Oil and Shea Butter to keep the lips in tip-top condition all day/night long. I normally apply the Lip Butter quite thickly before I start doing my make-up so that it has time to fully sink in before I apply my lipstick. It leaves my lips completely hydrated and primed and makes the lipstick application really easy – there are none of those annoying dry bits left on my lips!

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My lipstick of choice for this New Year’s Eve would have to be my beautiful Chanel Rouge Coco in 22 Paris, it’s the perfect shade of red for NYE – it packs a punch but there’s that little bit of pink in there to stop it being too Christmassy. I really love the finish of the Chanel Rouge Coco’s too, they’re not drying at all (especially when applied over the Nivea Lip Butter) and leave the lips with just enough of a sheen. To add a bit more of a gloss to the lips you could also add a little bit of the Lip Butter to the centre of your lips.

nivea lip butter vanilla and macadamia

I’ve been using the Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream for a couple of months now and it has fast become my favourite lip balm! So much so that I’ve actually gone and lost it in one of my bags. I sent the boy in search of a replacement today and he found this super yummy sounding Vanilla and Macadamia one instead – I will report back on how it is. But the scent/flavour of the Caramel Cream Lip Butter is amazing and the balm is so lovely to use, it really does make a difference to the condition of your lips and keeps them prepared for make-up or kissing…

This year Nivea are aiming to break a world record for the longest kissing chain on Twitter. To be a part of this record attempt you need to make sure that you are following @niveauk and look out for their tweets on NYE.

GIVEAWAY

For a chance to win a set of the Nivea Lip Butters you just need to tweet a picture of your NYE 'Lips of the Day' to me (@amymcjohnson) using the hashtag #DareToKiss

I will pick a winner randomly on the 1st January and inform them via Twitter

Have you tried a Nivea Lip Butter yet?

What are your plans for NYE? Will you be getting all dressed up and going out or are you staying in like me?

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*SPONSORED POST*

29/12/2012

Christmas Presents!

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I’ve loved reading everyone else’s Christmas Present posts so I thought I’d pop a post up featuring my own, I got a lot of lovely things considering that the only thing I actually asked for was an electric toothbrush. My Dad surprised me with the red Zatchels satchel (which I love!) and my Mum surprised me with the heated rollers (I’ve wanted some forever!). I got loads of sweets and chocolates and two Lush giftsets that I can’t wait to use. I really love everything that I got and I feel so lucky.

What did you get for Christmas?

If you’ve done a post on your presents link it down below so that I can check it out!

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Christmas Presents!

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I’ve loved reading everyone else’s Christmas Present posts so I thought I’d pop a post up featuring my own, I got a lot of lovely things considering that the only thing I actually asked for was an electric toothbrush. My Dad surprised me with the red Zatchels satchel (which I love!) and my Mum surprised me with the heated rollers (I’ve wanted some forever!). I got loads of sweets and chocolates and two Lush giftsets that I can’t wait to use. I really love everything that I got and I feel so lucky.

What did you get for Christmas?

If you’ve done a post on your presents link it down below so that I can check it out!

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27/12/2012

Christmas Day

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Even though Christmas Day was ages ago, now, I thought I’d share a few snaps of the day! Christmas for me involves waking up before 7am (thanks to my 17 year old cousin that spends the whole of Christmas Eve asking if it’s time to wake up yet…) and opening all of our presents before 8am. At this time I usually sneak off back to bed for a couple of hours but this year I had a little browse of the sales, a little text to the boy and then I had to start getting ready. I was off to Mum’s for dinner this year because of Gracie (the sister), I couldn’t not spend Christmas Day with her little face. I went a bit over the top with the hair/make-up/outfit compared to everyone else at Mum’s but getting ready is probably my favourite part of special occasions.

When I was ready I popped off to Mum’s house and we opened presents there and then sat down to dinner, it was really nice! I love my Mum’s cooking and she did such a good job considering all the dramas going on at the momento. After dindins I played with Gracie for a bit and then we took a walk down to my auntie’s house to see some more of the familia. At around 5pm my Dad picked me and my brother up to take us back to Nan’s house so we could spend some time with him and my Stepmum and baby brother Jack. I played with Jack and some of his new toys and fed him his bottle which was really cute and special as I don’t get to see him very often. We then played Charades and my brother and Nan are hilarious at that game! We also played that traditional Christmas game ‘My Grandma went shopping…’

I had a lovely Christmas Day overall, I was kind of dreading it as I hate this time of year normally but it was really good this year!

How did your Christmas go (if you celebrate it!)?

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Christmas Day

Christmas 1

christmas 2 gracie

Christmas 3 Dinner

christmas 4 dinner 2

christmas 5 dessert

christmas tom jackhri

christmas tom charades

Even though Christmas Day was ages ago, now, I thought I’d share a few snaps of the day! Christmas for me involves waking up before 7am (thanks to my 17 year old cousin that spends the whole of Christmas Eve asking if it’s time to wake up yet…) and opening all of our presents before 8am. At this time I usually sneak off back to bed for a couple of hours but this year I had a little browse of the sales, a little text to the boy and then I had to start getting ready. I was off to Mum’s for dinner this year because of Gracie (the sister), I couldn’t not spend Christmas Day with her little face. I went a bit over the top with the hair/make-up/outfit compared to everyone else at Mum’s but getting ready is probably my favourite part of special occasions.

When I was ready I popped off to Mum’s house and we opened presents there and then sat down to dinner, it was really nice! I love my Mum’s cooking and she did such a good job considering all the dramas going on at the momento. After dindins I played with Gracie for a bit and then we took a walk down to my auntie’s house to see some more of the familia. At around 5pm my Dad picked me and my brother up to take us back to Nan’s house so we could spend some time with him and my Stepmum and baby brother Jack. I played with Jack and some of his new toys and fed him his bottle which was really cute and special as I don’t get to see him very often. We then played Charades and my brother and Nan are hilarious at that game! We also played that traditional Christmas game ‘My Grandma went shopping…’

I had a lovely Christmas Day overall, I was kind of dreading it as I hate this time of year normally but it was really good this year!

How did your Christmas go (if you celebrate it!)?

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25/12/2012

Christmas Day Face

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Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear – 1C1 Shell

Cheeks – MAC Blushbaby | Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon

Eyes – MAC Vanilla Pigment | Bourjois Liner Feutre in Black | Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara | 17 Perk & Paint Liner

Brows – A La Carte Cosmetics Brow Ink – Taupe

Lips – Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner in 1000 Kisses | Revlon Fire & Ice Liptick | Lipcote

 

Happy Christmas Everyone! Hope you had an amazing day and got lots of lovely presents?

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Christmas Day Face

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Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear – 1C1 Shell

Cheeks – MAC Blushbaby | Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon

Eyes – MAC Vanilla Pigment | Bourjois Liner Feutre in Black | Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara | 17 Perk & Paint Liner

Brows – A La Carte Cosmetics Brow Ink – Taupe

Lips – Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner in 1000 Kisses | Revlon Fire & Ice Liptick | Lipcote

 

Happy Christmas Everyone! Hope you had an amazing day and got lots of lovely presents?

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24/12/2012

Christmas NOTW

As if it’s Christmas Eve, how fast has that come around? On Friday I was at work, normally we break up ages before Christmas but this year it’s really close – less waiting time I guess! Anyhoo, this is what my nails look like for Christmas this year, lots and lots of glitter! I used OPI Jade is the New Black as a base then layered one coat of Models Own Dancing Queen over that before topping off with two coats of Barry M Yellow Topaz Glitter. They are super sparkly and the Barry M polish has little bits of holo glitter in it too so I keep catching little bits of that out of the corner of my eye!

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As usual, ignore the shoddy paint job! I didn’t have time to clean up!

What colour have you painted your nails for Christmas?

Are you a fan of the glitter?

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