24 December 2015

On the last day of Blogmas...

On the last day of Blogmas, my true love gave to me... Wait... It's Christmas Eve! How is that even possible? The past 24 days have gone so quickly. To think that this time 24 days ago I was in New York City, spending all my left-over dollars and getting ready to fly home.

We were right at the very start of Blogmas then and the idea of posting every single day was a daunting but exciting idea! I'm so proud in myself that I managed to do it. Well, I didn't quite manage the full 24 days but what I have managed I'm proud of.

It's easy to think that posting once a day for just 24 days wouldn't be too hard of a task to complete. To be honest, if I was blogging full time I'm sure I would have been able to do it. But with a full-time blog, no amount of pre-planning and organisation could help me. And believe me, I did an awful lot of it! Regardless, I'm so proud of myself and I think this is something a lot of bloggers need to tell themselves. I've finished on a total of 18 posts and at the end of the day, what are 6 more posts where quality and creativity are concerned?

I'm happy to say that I went into Blogmas head first, fearless. I'm happy to say that I tried my best. And I'm happy to end Blogmas knowing that I had the best time and would totally do it all again!

So I thought I'd share with you, 5 of my favourite posts from the past 24 days...

Thursday 3rd December // 1000 Followers + Giveaway

This one is kind of selfish, kind of not. I blog as a hobby, it's something that I really enjoy doing for myself. When you see that something you started doing for yourself is being loved by others it kind of makes you incredibly happy inside. It did for me anyway. And when complete strangers can make you feel loved and special and worthwhile, you kind of have to say, thank you. Christmas is all about giving and I started of my month by launching a Giveaway for you to say thanks.

If you're reading this and it is before 8pm London time, you still have time to enter, so give it a read!

Tuesday 8th December // Winter Nail Duo's

Christmas is hands down the best time of year for nail art! I don't quite have a steady enough hand for the crazy rudolph and holly numbers you see on Pinterest but I do love a bit of glitter and sparkle on my nails. This year I decided to pick out my 3 favourite nails duo's and they are the epitome of Christmas!

Saturday 12th December // Zoeva Classic Brush Set

Not all of my posts this month were Christmas related, however, I tried with all my willpower to turn something un-festive and make it the epitome of Yuletide celebrations. I loved my festive Graphics this month, the holly wreath's in the title images and holly decorations dotted about everywhere will be hard to let go of!

Wednesday 16th December // Christmas Wrapping on a Budget

For as long as I can remember, wrapping presents so they look like they came from an expensive department store was a luxury I thought I couldn't afford. This year, it was my personal mission to try creative wrapping on a budget and honestly, the end results are so cute!

Friday 18th December // Best Ever Mince Pie Recipe

Making Mince Pies with my Nannie is one of my favourite things to do at Christmas time. This recipe is so good that I get lots of requests at this time of year to make batches upon batches of them. Part of me wanted to share this recipe because it deserves to be shared, but part of me wanted to share it because I love my Nannie and I want to be able to remember that in years and years to come.

So there we have it, goodbye Blogmas, I honestly hope you have enjoyed each and every one of these posts as I have writing and creating them. Merry Christmas, I hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow, look forward to hearing all your stories and seeing all you pictures over the next week. I'll see you in the new year, back to regular scheduling.

Love always,

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