Looking Back & Looking Forward – November/December

Looking Back & Looking Forward – November/December

Can you believe that it is the 1st December already! The fat man will be here before we know it! I’m getting ridiculously excited about Christmas considering that I’m 26! Such a big kid me.

This month I’ve been loving…


Urban Decay Naked Palette. This sneaked in right at the very last minute. I bought it for £25 on buyapowa and fell in love with it as soon as it arrived. As if the magnificent packaging isn’t enough this is a very adaptable palette with which you can create plenty of looks and the colours are packed with pigmentation.


Joe Browns Alpine Hooded Cardigan*. You can read my post about this cardigan here. I was sent it for review purposes but that isn’t why it made it into my favourites. I just really, genuinely do have a lot of love for it.


Slow Cooked Beef Stew. November saw the arrival of my new slow cooker and lots of yummy stews.

Blog posts:
Lisa made me feel a little more ‘normal’ with her post entitled Hey, its okay…
I loved reading about Lily’s London trip, some of the points had me nodding my head, in particular 4 and 5.
It wouldn’t be a monthly summary post without some nail art from Emily! Check out her Movember nails.
While we’re on the subject of Emily, she has recently been running a top 10 series, I loved this one of her top 10 past manicures. Seeing them altogether really does confirm just how talented she is.
More nails, I adore Kim’s festive candy cane nails and may have to attempt this one myself.
Last but in no ways least – how amazing is Jude’s lap tray??

The products that I’ve used in full this month…

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser sample from GlossyBox. I’ve heard some fantastic reviews on this. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me. My skin has flared up real bad lately and I’m suffering with terrible acne. I had hoped that this would cure it but sadly it didn’t. The acne remains.

AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion another sample from the same GlossyBox! I used this on my legs. It worked well. I really don’t have a lot to say about moisturisers to be honest. It absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves it soft. It has quite a relaxing smell.

Witch Anti Blemish Liquid Concealer. I won this from Sarah’s blog a while back. This concealer worked well for me at hiding some of the atrocious spots that I’ve been suffering with lately. I didn’t notice the spots disappearing any quicker than normal though so I’m not sure how good the anti blemish properties are. I doubt that I will re-purchase this as I don’t think its quite as good as my Collection 2000 liquid concealer.

Looking back…
November has been a good month for me, I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping. Just have one more to buy which I’m waiting for payday for.
I’ve increased my working hours this month by an hour a day, half hour earlier in the morning and finishing half hour later. It isn’t bad at all and the extra money will come in handy.
I’ve had some good times with friends this month although I do feel as though I haven’t seen them as much as I should of.

Looking forward…
4.12.11 I’m hoping to go to Caerleon Craft Fair.
15.12.11 Payday! Hopefully a trip to the cinema to finally go see Breaking Dawn Part 1.
16.12.11 The Bristol Blogger Xmas party!
17.12.11 Spencer and I are going to a friend’s evening wedding reception – hello Jodie if you’re reading, I can’t wait to see you in your dress!
21.12.11 Hopefully going out for a Xmas meal with my friends.
23.12.11 Works Xmas do and the last day of work until 3.1.12!! Our works parties are always fantastic, this year the theme is opera so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. We’re going to The Celtic Manor in Newport, we’ve had a few parties there and it really is a lovely venue.
24.12.11 Hungover, will hopefully catch up with a few old friends that are home for Christmas.
25.12.11 CHRISTMAS!!!!
31.12.11 NYE! We have no idea what to do for New Years this year. No one seems to be having a house party and we’re not having one, we had one last year and don’t won’t the hassle again. Spencer and I have both said we may be boring and have a chilled one with some food & booze, just the two of us. Or we may go to the local pub.

Busy month ahead! A lot of these plans are subject to change but hopefully they won’t.

Have you got much lined up for Christmas? What are you doing for New Years Eve?


  1. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Slow cookers are amazing! Fingers crossed Santa has got you one! x
    Sounds like a conspiracy to me! I wouldn't have it haha! xx

  2. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I'm super excited for Christmas 🙂
    I'm having another UD palette too so can't wait to play with that! x

  3. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Advent calendars & Christmas in general just rule! x

  4. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Not just me then! Why would anyone not want one! x

  5. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I hope that he did buy you one, everyone needs an advent calendar! x

  6. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I really have fallen in love with it! Haven't used any other eyeshadows since I've had it x

  7. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I really want a slow cooker!!!! I want to make stews like that! I think I may have one under the xmas tree!
    I also missed out on an advent calender and now there are none to be found! The same happened to me with Easter eggs this year, I smell a conspiracy x

  8. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I can't wait for Christmas either, I have the same advent calendar! 🙂 x

  9. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    ha ha I have that advent too and I am 39 lol xx

  10. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Thank you for the mention my lovely 🙂 Jude xx @jadlgw

  11. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I'm 26 and have the same advent calander 🙂
    Sounds like you have a lot to look forward to x

  12. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Bargain Naked palette!! I absolutely love mine, don't think I would ever use any other eyeshadow now!

  13. 28th December 2011 / 11:09 pm

    woohoo he Bristol Blogger Xmas party!!!

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