Myself and pretty much everybody I know are partial to a nice candle, whether you prefer sweet or fresh, spicy or fruity – there’s a scent for everyone. Candles are amazing all year round, but they really come alive during A/W, they add a cosy ambience that nothing else can provide.

I’m obsessed with candles – I currently have 5 in one room… Creating this wish list was a doddle as I already have a list as long as my arm of scents that I’m pining for.

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Lily Flame Christmas Day – £8.95

Bath & Body Works Campfire Donut – $24.50

Zoella Lifestyle Festive Cookie – £12.50

Bath & Body Works Spiced Apple Toddy – $24.50

Yankee Candle All Is Bright – £23.99

Yankee Candle Autumn Glow – £23.99

The White Company Winter Signature – £20

Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works are both brands notorious for their scents, it’s needless to say that they were going to be on my wish list, if Bath & Body Works were easier to get hold of it is certain I would be poor. Zoella candles I have actually found to be really good, the scent is lovely plus strong and the packaging this year has had a massive glow up!

Today is day 3 of wish list week, I really hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am, I will link Monday and Tuesday’s posts if you’ve missed them!

Let me know what your favourite scent for candles are… My perfect scent is cinnamon gingerbread, not too sweet, a perfect balance to contrast the spice. 

Is there anything better than curling up with a hot chocolate, watching autumnal youtube videos or binge watching your favourite Netflix series? No, unless you add cosy and adorable loungewear into the mix, then a duvet day becomes 10x better.

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Primark Girl Power Sweater – £8

Primark Satin PJ Set – £12

Next Sheepy Snuggle Slippers – £14

Next Pink Embroidered Sweat Top – £28

Next Berry Diamond Soft Touch Top – £20

Next Patch Boot Slippers – £22

Next Reindeer All In One – £36

All these pieces are from either Primark or Next as they are my staple shops for cosy loungewear and pyjamas. Next are exceptional quality, as are Primark, but with a more affordable price tag.

Next are killing it with their loungewear this A/W, but I’m particularly fond of the reindeer onesie and the slipper boots, which are definitely made for me with that colour scheme! Silk pyjamas are a popular trend this year, but the price tag often deters people away – with this primark pair coming in at £12, they’re affordable enough to buy yourself and all your girlfriends a pair.

Let me know what your staple cosy outfit is… A dressing gown? Fluffy pyjamas? 

Creating wish lists is a cruel but lustful process – looking at products you love, creating an image with all of them, writing why you would like to own each of them… then not being able to purchase a single one. When your bank balance is £0.41, it’s unlikely that these will be on their way, otherwise my overdraft would be screaming at me!

Humour aside, I absolutely love creating wish lists and reading them too. The creative process behind them is really enjoyable to me which makes me think my destined career path is a product selector for a magazine!

I’ll quit the rambling and tell you what my 7 hot new in makeup products are that I am lusting over and think you will be too.

 

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Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara – £19.50 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Eclipse Skin Frost – £25.50

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette – £56

Makeup Revolution Liquid Champagne Highlighter – £6

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer – $32

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Magni-Fig Lipstick – £8.99

Stila Magnificent Metals Rose Gold Retro Liquid Eyeshadow – £23

I don’t think I have to say much about these products as they’ve been all over social media lately so you probably recognise most of them.

I’m obsessing over the new Bourjois lipsticks as the colours are stunning and the formula is velvet with incredible staying power. Everybody and their mothers are hyping over the new Stila liquid eyeshadows and for good reason as they look incredible! I wasn’t swooning over the Huda beauty rose gold palette but the desert dusk palette has my knees wobbly. The shades are so perfect for my taste and the pressed glitters look like a dream.

Stay tuned for another wish list post tomorrow as I’m doing a wish list week running Monday to Sunday. 

7 posts of wish list goodness, products I’m lusting over from all different categories, be prepared for the cosiest post tomorrow of all the loungewear I wish could be mine!

Let me know what swoon worthy makeup product is at the top of your wish list…

Today I thought I would share with you a cheeky splurge I made on the new (ish?) Urban Decay liquid moondust eyeshadows. Two of them were bought on a Debenhams gift card so that makes it justifiable.. right?!

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In a nutshell, they are metallic liquid eyeshadows that set down and do not budge. They retail for £15 and come in 8 shades. I have the shades magnetic (purple), solstice (pink which reflects teal) and zodiac (green).

The formula is quite thin but opaque, personally I do layer up to get the intensity I desire, but you can easily wear them on an everyday basis or for a more glam look as well.

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Magnetic

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Solstice

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Zodiac

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My personal favourite so far is solstice, I think its because its so different from anything else I’ve seen. I’ve paired it before with a bright teal in the crease and it makes the teal specks pop and reflect beautifully. Maybe I should do a tutorial on the look I created for my youtube channel?

Have you already got any shades in the range? Or are you lusting over any?

Ruby xoxo

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year – filled with friends, family and food. I’ve neglected my blog in the last couple of months of 2016 but I’m kicking off being back with a blogpost of my goals for 2017. If you were wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been rather busy doing vlogmas on my youtube channel, I managed to vlog and upload every single day in the lead up to Christmas (I’ll link the playlist here if you haven’t caught up yet)!

Before I kickstart this post, I just want to say that I truly wish every single person reading a happy and healthy 2017. Last year may have been amazing for you, or awful, and either way I hope 2017 is (even) better for you. On a more serious note, humanity is continuing to fail us, so as an individual please do all you can to spread love and peace.IMG_5095.jpg

Let’s go!

1) Eat Better Move More – Pretty self explanatory, eat less junk food, get my sweat on more. I haven’t set myself a specific weight or size to reach because I want to measure my progress in how I feel in my own skin. If I only lose a couple of pounds but feel happy in my body then I could not expect any more of myself.

2) Be More Efficient – I am the procrastination queen, really I am, it was in my twitter bio for over a year so it must be true! This year I want to use my time more carefully, 2016 flew by and really made me realise that time slips between your fingers and you can never get it back.

3) Build My Empire – This sounds so cliche, it is I admit, I actually have it on a pencil. This year I want to create a life I love for myself. I want to make blogging and vlogging a part time job, money is not the incentive however I want to be able to have it as a job so I can focus my time solely on it.

4) Care Less – I get hung up over the smallest things. I want to care less about what others think about me and care more about what I think about myself. If I am happy with what I am doing then “those who matter won’t mind and those who mind don’t matter“.

5) Just Say Yes – I am notorious for being the friend that turns down the party invite to stay at home, eat pizza and binge watch youtube. There is nothing wrong with having those nights occasionally, but 9 times out of 10 I turn the opportunities down and it really doesn’t benefit me in the long run.

6) Make My Bed – This may sound like a messy person’s resolution but trust me I am anything but messy. I often don’t make my bed up properly with the cushions and throw because I know I’m just going to get back in it in half an hour. This goal is more about not getting back into bed, it isn’t great for you as it really should only be a place you sleep, I’m going to buy a beanbag to act as a comfy space to use during the day instead of my bed.

7) Be More Mindful – I’m a stress head, I’ll put my hands up and admit that, but I’m more ashamed to admit that I’ve been neglecting taking care of my mind over the past few months. The New Year was the push I needed to start using headspace, a meditation app again.

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Hope you enjoyed reading my goals for 2017, I’m nosey so personally love reading other people’s and gathering inspiration for my own.

Leave me a comment down below with one of your goals for 2017! Have we got any in common? 

Ruby xoxo