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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hey there,

 It's Christmas eve!!!

I hope you all have an amazing Christmas and you get everything you have asked for.

Thanks so much for reading,
April's Star
    Xoxo

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Last minute cheap Christmas gift guide

Hey there,
Today I am doing a last minute Christmas gifts guide. As it's that time that you realise you haven't got a prezzie for your siblings, aunties, uncles, friends and so on... Well, at least for me!

1. Homemade recipes

You could make homemade cookies or cupcakes, and put them in a basket with some of your favourite  recipes.

2. Photo frames.

You could put your favourite photos of you bestie or family members in a photo frame with a nice message like 'we are so crazy' or 'love you'.

3. Hamper kits.

To start off, you need to get a basket, you can get really cheap ones from the 99p store.
Then grab some goodies, like:
-lush bath bomb
-Face mask
-lotion
-nail polishes
-etc.
Or for a boy:
- gel
- hair spray
- hair comb
-boy shampoo

You could be really creative with this, it depends on the person you are given it to.

4. Hot chocolate kit

For my last gift, it's a hot chocolate kit.
First, get another basket.
Then get some:
hot chocolate,
whipped cream,
Mini marshmallows,
Sprinkles,
Etc.
And put them in your basket and you are done.


Hope you enjoyed this post and it's helpful.
I don't know about you (but I'm feeling 22!!)but, I would love to receive any of these.

Thanks for reading,
 April's star
      Xoxo




Sunday, 20 December 2015

3 different Christmas make-up looks

Hey there.

I am going to do a post on make-up looks for a Christmas party or maybe for Christmas day.
It's so close to Christmas now, only 5 days!!!


1.  Pink eyes and pink lips.


                                                    Base

                                              Brow's
                                                 Urban Decay Naked : Buzz, for the eyes
                                                               MAC: Frost Angel

2. Red lips and rosy cheeks




                                                  Charlotte Tilbury colour chameleon:
                                                  Champagne Diamonds.
                                                Baby lips: Cherry me
                                                Mac:A50
3. Ice skate


                                                       MAC: Lets skate
                                                         For the eyes
                                                                 MAC: frost angel

Hope this is helpful, I am going to a Christmas party on Monday and I am wearing a sparkly dress and then the pink lips and pink eyes look.

Thanks for reading,
April's Star
    xoxo


                
                
              

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas party outfit ideas

Hey there,
I know I said last time that I would do a make up look but I lost my red lipstick. However when I find it, that will be the first thing I do.
I am going to do a blog post on outfit ideas for a Christmas party.

1. A pretty black dress
This is original but will always be great. Also it will go with any makeup look.

2. Anything sparkly
I am going to a Christmas party next Monday and I am going to wear a super pretty black dress with sequins all over it. Also you could wear a really nice sparkly top and a little black pencil skirt.

3. Anything navy, green, or red
As these are festive colours, you can't go wrong!

4. For shoes...
It really depends on the type of person you are, I would wear black heels or pumps. It also depends on what you choose.

5. Velvet
There are so many nice velvet dresses out at the moment. There are some nice ones at hollister and  boohoo and asos.

Thanks for reading,
April's star
    Xoxo

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

DIY Christmas decor: Christmas card garlind

Hey there,

Today's blog post is going to be another DIY d├ęcor because I realized I had one of the most views on that one so far so I thought I would do one of them again!

This is another festive touch in your room and pretty cheap. Also you don't have to Christmas cards on it you can do any thing!

So what you will need is:
-Some string ( I got this gold one from a homeware store near where I live for £2)
- Some drawing pins
-Some pegs (I got these super cute reindeer pegs. But you could just get plain wood pegs and paint them red and white)
-Some Christmas cards
-Some fairy lights ( How cute are my reindeer ones?! I got them from marks and spencers)

And you are ready...




                                           First you need to pin your string on wall to make
                                           sure it holds up. You may have to do this in middle
                                           as well as the other end.
                                            Next, take your card and hang it on your string.
                                      
                                            I also hung up some Rudolph fairy light which added
                                        another festive touch.
                                         Now you have your Christmas card garland. Hope you
                                        enjoy!!


Next blog post will be a Christmas party make-up look, so keep your eyes peeled for that!!

Thanks For Reading,
April's star
      xoxo

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas/ Winter essentials :)

Hey there readers.

Today I am going to do a winter/Christmas essentials.
I use a lot of:
-Skincare
-Make-up
-PJ's
-I have a lot of baths
-Knitwear (hats, scarfs, gloves and comfy cardigans)
and I eat a lot of chocolate and drink a lot of warm drinks.


Here are my Favourites to use around this time of year:

                                          This Christmas I have been loving vanilla scents
                                          so these were perfect and they smell amazing!
                                           
                                            The olay beauty fluid moisturizer is so amazing!!!
                                           Its super moisturizing and great in this cold months.
                                            This is a rimmel Kate Moss red lipstick in the colour
                                           kiss of life and its number 111. It's also a great one for
                                           Christmas party.
                                           This bath bomb is the santa claus bath bomb and it
                                          smells so good!! Its like Candy Moutain; super sweet
                                           just like me!! ;)
                                          
                                          Any kind of Christmassy chocolate will do me!!!!
                                          My favourite is Terry's Chocolate Orange though!!
                                          These items are so cosy they are both from Hollister
                                           and so soft.
                                            This taste like Christmas in a mug!!


                       Comment on any other essentials.

                       Thanks for reading,
                        April's Star
                           xoxo

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

DIY Christmas room decor: Candy cane Jar

Hi there,
Its the 1st December :)!!!! This makes me so happy as now its officially the Christmas month and the time when everyone gets happy and joyful.
This candy cane jug will make your room look super festive and its super cheap!

To make this Candy cane jug you will need:
- A kilner jug or something like that
-Some red ribbon
and some candy canes





 So this is pretty self explanatory but such a great festive touch to a room.

Thanks for reading,
April's Star
     xoxo



Monday, 30 November 2015

My Time at Happy Hands

Hi there,
Last weekend I went to a small town in Surrey, called Haselmere. It was such a nice town and super pretty!
Whilst visiting, I found a pottery painting studio called Happy hands.
As I was only visiting, I painted a decoupage item (as you had to wait 2-3 days to paint pottery, so it can go in the kiln)
If you ever visit Haselmere, I definitly reccomend going there.





                                                    This was there as a demo, but how cute is it?!

Haselmere Happy Hands: http://www.happyhandsclub.co.uk/

Thanks for Reading,
April's Star
    xoxo

Thursday, 26 November 2015

My Favourite Christmas: Foods

Hi there and happy Thanksgiving,

Today I am going to do a blog post on my favourite foods around Christmas time.
There is going to be future blog posts on the recipes on most of these, so make sure you keep an eye on my blog posts.
Christmas foods are another one of my favourite things about Christmas.
I love how whenever you taste a certain food you just think of Christmas.
Also if you bake any Christmassy foods your whole house will smell super festive!

Here is a list of my favourite Christmas Foods:
-Mince Pies- they are so yummy and super fun to make!
-Gingerbread men-These are another one that is fun to make and taste so good!
-Pigs in blankets- These are little sausages wrapped in bacon that are great touch if you are hosting a Christmas party.
-Christmas teas (My favourite is the tea pigs winter spices)- Most of these smell and taste like cinnamon, cloves and oranges.
-Oranges/Satsuma's/clementine's-  These are all my favourite fruits around this time of year. They taste so good and they are super healthy. Also they are high in vitamin c, which is good around this season as it boosts our immune system.
- Chocolate orange- This one of my favourite chocolates as they taste so good and super Christmassy!!
-Christmas cookies- theses are great Christmas treats. Also they are great for making your home smell Christmassy!
-Hot chocolates- After a long, cold day you can snuggle up, watch a Christmas film and sip on your awesome hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows!! :)

Thanks for reading,
 April's Star

     xoxo

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

My faverouite Christmas: music

It's a month till Christmas!!
Today I am going to do a blog post about my faverouite christmas music.
Since the start of  November, I have listened to christmas music when getting ready for the day.
It makes me so happy and upbeat!
Here is my favourite Christmas album's:
- Michael Buble- Christmas
- Ariana Grande- Christmas kisses

 Here is my favourite Christmas playlist:
-Last Christmas- Wham
- Santa Baby- Kylie Minogue
-Santa tell me- Ariana Grande
-All I want for Christmas- Mariah Carey
-Santa Claus is coming to town- Michael Buble
-Let it snow- Michael Buble
- have yourself a merry little Christmas- Michael Buble
-do they know it's Christmas- Band aid
-White Christmas- Doris Day
-I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus- Jackson 5
- Driving home for Christmas- Chris rea
-Baby it's cold outside- Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews

I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Comment any other good Christmas songs/ albums.

Thanks for reading,
April's Star
    Xoxo




Sunday, 22 November 2015

My favourite Christmas: movies

Christmas movies play a big part in Christmas and making you happy!!
Get yourself a mug of hot chocolate, some blankets, light a Christmas candle and pick one of these films. That will get you in a festive mood!!

1. Elf- this is just the best, funniest, happiest Xmas movie EVER!!
2.The polar express- this movie is like marmite, some people love it, some people hate it. I personally love it and think its one of the best Christmas film ever!!
3. Love actually- this film is so cleverly made! And such a good Christmas romance film!!
4. The Holiday- This is another great Christmas's romance films! It's about two people who swap houses for Christmas. One of them live in LA and the other one lives in Surrey.
5.Arthur Christmas- this is a wonderful cartoon Christmas movie!! It's funny and very Christmassy!!
6. The snowman- this is a short film but really nice. We're walking in the air...
7. The grinch that stole Christmas- this is a good film but the Grinch really scares me!!
8. On the 2nd day of Christmas- this film has such a good story, I definitely recommend watching.
9.The miracle on 34th street- I have never watched the film, but my nan says it's the best one going. So I am going to watch this one sometime soon.
10.Frozen- I don't know if this counts as a Christmas film, but it has Olaf and he is Christmassy?!

Please comment down below if  you think of any other brilliant Christmas films. Also comment some requests for future blog posts you would want.

Thanks for reading,
April's Star
   xoxo

Saturday, 21 November 2015

The start of Christmas Blogging for April's Star

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Everyone is so happy and joyful, I just love it! My favourite things about Christmas;
- The decorations
- The coziness ( I love to have lovely baths with lush Xmas bath bombs and make hot chocolate and watch  Xmas films)
-Christmas music
- Christmas foods
And more...
So from now till 25th  December I am going to do Christmas blog posts. So please comment on any that you would really like but I already have some amazing ideas!

Some people may say it's a little to early to start getting excited but for me, it's never too early!!
And at only 33 sleeps till Christmas, I thought it was only right to do a blog about it!!

Thanks For reading,
 April's Star
    xoxo


Sunday, 8 November 2015

My Haircare Routine/ No-Heat Waves

Hi,

For this weeks blog post I decided to do a hair care routine/ my way to get no heat waves. My hair is one of my favourite things about me, so I thought I would share with you how I do my hair and ways to keep it silky, soft and beautiful!

Here are my tips to keep your hair healthy:


1. KEEP AWAY FROM THE HEAT!!

A great way to get healthy hair is to try your hardest to keep away from:
-Straighteners
-Curling irons
-Blow dryers
 I like to put my hair two plaits overnight and I wake up with beautiful waves, you should try it. I always get complimented on my hair and get asked if its naturally wavy. Also it takes less then 5 minutes, which is my favourite thing about it as it saves me so much time in the morning! All you do is wet your hair and put in two plaits, sleep, then take them out in the morning. Then I like to flip my head upside down two are three times and then you are left with beautiful waves, its that easy!
However I think its okay to straighten or curl your hair once or twice a month, that's what I like to do anyway! Also I'm not saying its really bad to use heat, I'm  just showing you a way of not using heat. If you do use heat often then try buying  shampoos that help protect your hair and remember to use heat protectant.

2. TRY HAIR MASK'S

Hair masks are great for conditioning your hair and making them silky soft! There are loads out there as well and most are quite cheap!
My favourite hair mask is coconut oil.
I put it in my hair, put my hair in a bun, leave it in there for a couple of hours and then wash it out. It leaves your hair super soft and keeps it in great condition!

3. HANDLE WET HAIR WITH CARE!

Wet hair is delicate and can break super easily.
I always use a comb whilst it is wet instead of a brush and then pat it dry with a towel.

I hope this helps you in some way.
Thanks for reading,
April's star :)
   xoxo

Friday, 6 November 2015

Welcome to my blog!

Hi,

Welcome to my blog. 
Here is some facts about me:

- I am a huge swiftie ( a big Taylor Swift Fan)
- I am completely random
-I am always daydreaming 
and my favourite color is pink ( kind of coming back to the whole random bit!)

I will be putting 2 blog posts up every week about stuff like:
-Beauty
-Fashion
-Food ( because I love baking ) 
and there may be some random blogs sometimes!

Thanks for reading,
April's star
   xoxo