Thursday, 31 December 2015

Lifestyle | Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016


Hello Lovelies! Wow, time has really flown by quickly, huh? Honestly I really can't believe it's about to be 2016, and in a way I'm sad to say goodbye to 2015. Of course as with any year, it had mixed moments. But for me it was a year where I transformed, and learnt to be happy and not be so hard of myself. It had its difficult moments sure, but I've loved the majority of it and I've met so many great people. So I thought I'd do a little round up post of the year and I've even filmed a youtube video so I can personally say hi too!

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Fashion | Blown Away By Dunwich Beach


Hello Lovelies! When I set out to do this outfit post I had quite a few expectations. But when we arrived at Dunwich Beach, a place I've visited hundreds and hundreds of times before, we were met by the windiest weather ever. So all those expectations inevitably flew out the window, and what we ended up getting were some rather candid photos. But as a fan of candid, I decided to post them anyway despite the fact that we hardly got any ones of my coat which was the whole premise of this post in the first place. But hey I'm still going to classify this as fashion because I'm sneaky like that. 
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Lush | My Favourites From 2015


Hello Lovelies! One of the things that has definitely defined my 2015 is my obsession with Lush. I went from reviewing only a few products to a grand total of 63 reviews (you can find these all on my beauty review page). And would you believe it, I hardly ever used Lush before this blog so I am definitely going to blame blogging for making this happen. In all honesty what has made my Lush experience is having so many people to share these with, and of course how fun these are to review. I never thought taking pictures of my baths would be a thing, but hey it happened and I just really love it. Anyway, here are my top nine Lush products of 2015 - enjoy!
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Monday, 28 December 2015

Weekly Homeware/Gifts Picks (28th December - 3rd January)

Hello Lovelies! When I think of the New Year, for some reason luxe golds are always the first thing that pop into my head. It's most likely because as cliche as it sounds the colour gold makes me think of new bold starts and putting my best foot forward. So as you can see the theme for this week is gold luxe, and this week's picks are from Oliver Bonas, Society 6, Zara Home and H&M Home. 
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Sunday, 27 December 2015

The Single Girl Diaries | Here's To Being Forever Alone In 2016


Hello Lovelies! It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman must be in want of a partner. Or at least that's what the whole world seems to be telling us. There are those of us in amazing loved up relationships (totally not jealous, promise) and then there's us single ladies who are totally rocking that single thing - or at least in my case trying to. Now, I'm not going to lie and pretend that I wouldn't love to be in a relationship, because who am I kidding, I would. For as long as I can remember I've been a hopeless romantic, and it all started with Mr Darcy - thanks for the unrealistic expectations Austen! I'm that girl who cries at weddings, relentlessly rewinds rom coms to all the cute parts and doesn't bat an eyelid at the idea of being married to someone for years and years. 
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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Lifestyle | Christmas Pawsome Box


Hello Lovelies! It's actually so weird that it's Christmas Eve already - can you believe it? Funnily enough I'm not in the festive spirit anymore, which is ridiculous because I have been waiting for Christmas for a good two months. That's life for ya. As my final Blogmas post I thought I'd share with you this lovely Christmas Pawsome Box* which Molly (my dog) will get to open on Christmas day!
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas | House of Holland Christmas Nails


Hello Lovelies! Anyone who knows me well, will know that I'm not exactly the biggest fan of fake nails. I absolutely love having long nails, but with fake nails I always feel like I can't do anything and they always look a bit too well... fake. I actually tried them out first when I received them in the Free Your Mind Birchbox and I definitely had mixed feelings. I ended up liking them, but they only lasted less than a day. But funnily enough I received this adorable set in the Blogger Beauty Box, so I had another chance to try them out.
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Lush | The Magic of Christmas Reusable Bubble Bar


Hello Lovelies! As promised, we've come to my final Christmas Lush review at last, and this time it is the magical The Magic of Christmas Reusable Bubble Bar (£5.95). I've also successfully done 22 days of Blogmas, which frankly has beaten my own expectations but I probably shouldn't speak too soon as I still have a couple of more posts to do. 
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Monday, 21 December 2015

Weekly Homeware/Gifts Picks (21st December - 27th December)


Hello Lovelies! With it being so close to Christmas I debated about what I could possibly do as this week's theme because really it's a little bit too late to be buying any decorations or gifts (that said I will be doing some last minute buying)! So I thought instead I would do a gift wrap theme, for anyone who has bought all their presents but is looking for a special way to wrap them up. Brands featured in today's post are Paperchase, Selfridges and John Lewis. 

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas | My Favourite Christmas Blog Posts of 2015


Hello Lovelies! For my 20th blog post I thought I would share with you some of the amazing Christmas blog posts that have been floating around the web this year. They come from some incredible and super lovely bloggers - so if you don't know them, make sure you check them out!

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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas | Soap and Glory Once Upon A Lime


Hello Lovelies! It's now day 19 of Blogmas and it's all a little crazy! It has definitely been a challenge posting so often but I always said I would try it out for at least one year so here I am, trying... Today I thought I'd share with you a great little gift that my sister got from her Secret Santa at work, the Soap and Glory Once Upon A Time gift set (£10.00). 
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Friday, 18 December 2015

Lush | Father Christmas Bath Bomb


Hello Lovelies! It's crazy that after one more review I will finally be at the end of my Lush Christmas reviews. To coin a cliche it really has been a bit of a journey, involving several amazing baths and lots of bath photos. Thanks to everyone that has been following them, and I hope that you pick are some lovely Christmas bits from Lush!
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas | The Christmas Tag


Hello Lovelies! It has been a long long while since I've done a tag but I was tagged by the lovely Fran and it's a Christmas one - so why not? I'm not going to tag anyone in particular back, because I want to invite you all to give it a go!
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas | Gift Guide For Beauty Lovers On Any Budget

Hello Lovelies! It's getting to that point where if you haven't bought your gifts yet, you are probably panic. But don't worry I've got you sorted with a whole collection of gifts on any budget from under £15.00 to over £30.00. There's something for everyone! Also Christmas update on the Nightingale family - we finally put up our tree! It's a little late but now the house looks and feels so festive!
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas | Charity Gift Guide

Hello Lovelies! Charities are a very personal thing, but I thought I would do a little guide to introduce you to a couple of charities and brands that donate their proceeds to give you am idea of what charity gifts you can purchase this year. So enjoy lovelies, and I hope I introduce you to a new amazing charity. 

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Weekly Homeware/Gifts Picks (14th December - 20th December)

Hello Lovelies! One of the funniest things about Blogmas is that I've only struggled with it now that I'm on holiday. Apparently when I have lots of free time I become one of the most unproductive people ever - does anyone else have this problem or am I just one special snowflake? For this week's picks I wanted to do a lovely wintry white theme in contrast to last week's dose of super novelty, to show you a completely different Christmas look. I found out whilst doing it that MandS have an amazing Christmas home and gifts line. It's affordable, and there is a really great range, so great that four of the things are from there - the other two are from John Lewis and HandM Home!

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Lifestyle | Life Lately #1


Hello Lovelies! I've always loved reading little life updates on other people's blogs so I thought for blogmas I'd try it out for the first time and give you an update on what I've been doing for the past month or so. All of these photos are from my Instagram (vvnightingale) so feel free to comment with your instagram handles and I'll check you out! 
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Lush | Snow Angel Bath Melt


Hello Lovelies! I'm currently sitting at home jealous of everyone else in the UK who currently have snow. We in London, only have rain, total yay. Thanks for adhering to your stereotype London, good job... On a more positive note, I have almost finished my Lush Christmas reviews for the year and it's been a total joy. As many of you will know this season is my absolute favourite for Lush, so it's been so fun trying them all out even though I will probably have no Lush Christmas products to actually use on Christmas day, blogger problems... 
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Friday, 11 December 2015

Beauty | Bourjois Festive Reds


Hello Lovelies! It seems like ages since I've done a beauty post, but I recently picked up some lovely bits from Bourjois. I had to re-buy my foundation  (Healthy Mix) and luckily they have a deal on at the moment where if you spend over £15.00 on Boots you get an amazing free gift so I managed to pick up quite a few things, and three of them just happened to be red which is so perfect for Christmas. Also on a totally unrelated note, I am for once using props which is very unusual for me. I would say no candy canes were hurt in the making of this post, but that would be a total lie as I ended up eating one, whoops... 
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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Lush | Butterbear Tin


Hello Lovelies! It's the tenth day of Blogmas and I'm actually quite surprised I've made it this far (go me!). Tomorrow will be the end to a very hectic week, and I couldn't be happier. Christmas holiday here I come! One of the things I've been doing this Christmas is exchanging Christmas cards with bloggers, and to my absolute surprise the amazing Fran from Franalibi actually gave me a Lush gift card! And obviously being the absolute Lush addict I am, this is pretty much the best gift you can ever get me. 

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas | Stocking Fillers

Hello Lovelies! When it comes to Christmas, one thing that I have a huge involvement in is my own stocking, and my sister's too. It's pretty much tradition that me and my mum go Christmas shopping together and pick out some of the things for my and my sister's stocking, so stocking presents have a warm place in my heart. On this list you'll find a whole range of things, with hopefully something you like or someone special in your life will!

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Fashion | Frosty Florals OOTD


Hello Lovelies! As I've said before, outfit posts are something I've always wanted to do here on my little corner of the internet because I love Fashion. You'd probably assume from my blog that I'm just obsessed with Lush and Homeware, but really I love clothes too and my love of Fashion is actually the reason I started this blog. As is the case for so many bloggers, it's all about confidence and of course finding someone willing to take photos of you (Thanks mum!). But this time unlike my last OOTD, I've compromised and cut my head out because I do just get so self conscious. That said, I'm aiming to start doing them with my head in the photo one day, but for now this will do. Blogging really does help to push you out of your comfort zone, so I hope that some time in the future it will help me to get over my insecurities. 
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Monday, 7 December 2015

Weekly Homeware/Gifts Picks (7th December - 13th December)

Hello Lovelies! I have one busy week ahead of me of important exams but once that's all over I'll officially be on holiday which means festive baking, gingerbread house making and lots of Christmas films. For this week I wanted to do full on Christmas novelty, because at this time of year there is nothing I love more. Picks are from Next, The Biscuiteers, Topshop (Meri Meri), Boots, Marks and Spencers and Debenhams. 

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Lush | Magic Wand Re-usable Bubble Bar


Hello Lovelies! Lush's Magic Wand is perhaps one of the most recognisable of all their products but this year it's actually had a bit of a makeover. Now covered in silver glitter, with a cute bell and silver ribbon, Magic Wand (£5.25) definitely looks more magical than ever before. Now anyone who has read my Lush reviews will know I am really not a massive fan of the Snow Fairy scent, which is strange really because usually I am all over the sweeter scents but to give it credit it's a very popular one. With a strong super sweet candy scent, it's either going to be a scent you love or hate and a lot of people absolutely love it so I am a bit of a minority! 
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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas | Oliver Bonas Elderflower Fizz Cracker


Hello Lovelies! For the sake of blogging, I decided to buy myself this Elderflower Fizz Cracker, strictly for the sake of reviewing it of course, not just because I like buying myself presents... That's actually one of the best things about being a blogger, you can justify a lot of indulgent things you probably shouldn't be buying even if they never actually appear on your blog. 
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Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas | Gift Guide For Men



Hello Lovelies! When I say thank god it's Friday, I really mean it. I need to sleep, lounge around in bed and study (watch all the Christmas films). For today's gift guide, I wanted to do one for men! I actually did two of these last year, and I'm still wondering whether or not I really know what good gifts for men are. But hey, I'm pretty sure that's a struggle a lot of us girls face. For the sake of research, I even asked some of my male friends what good presents are for guys but to no avail. They were just as clueless as I am, so hey that's something. Anyway enjoy, and do let me know what you're thinking of getting the men in your life!

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Lush | Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb


Hello Lovelies! It's day three of blogmas, and what better than a Christmas Lush Review? It can hardly be a surprise from me. One of the bath bombs I could not wait to try for the first time is Shoot For The Stars (£3.65). It's a beautiful blue bath bomb with a cute shooting star design. Scent wise it apparently has a caramel scent, but honestly after using this I completely forgot about the scent which is probably just a credit to how pretty this is in the bath. But what I can remember is that I really did like the scent, so it wins on that point too!
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Christmas | Adorable Gift Ideas

Hello Lovelies! It's the second day of blogmas, so at least I can say I've come this far. If anyone else is doing it, please do let me know and I'll come and check your blog out too! For my first gift guide, I wanted to do something that is very me - adorable gift ideas! 
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas | Pug In A Mug Tea Infuser GIVEAWAY


Hello Lovelies! Against my better judgement, I've decided to attempt Blogmas this year. Key word attempt but hey I'll give it a go. If there's anyone who follows my blog who doesn't celebrate Christmas, then I apologise for the slight overload of festive posts. I'll try to include some non-Christmas posts too! 
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