The Christmas Tag

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The other day I was tagged to do the Christmas Tag by the lovely Emily (definitely make sure to check out her blog over here) and because I love Christmas and the weather is absolutely horrendous today and is preventing me from my plans to go out and get some Christmas shopping done, I thought why not do this tag today, so here we go!

What is your favorite Christmas movie? Great! The first one is already a tough one. Hmm… I think I have to narrow it down to two and they would have to be the Grinch and Nightmare Before Christmas.

Do you open you presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? For some reason we always open ours on Christmas Eve. Basically what we do on Christmas Eve is we have a festive dinner with the whole family, then we go to Church and when we come back it’s time to open our presents. That’s just the way we have always done it. I usually spent half of Christmas Morning in my PJ’s before I have to get ready because we usually go out somewhere fancy with the whole family that day.

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? I don’t really think I do. When I was little Christmas was always this magical time of the year and I have lots of memories from back then but I could never pick a favorite. Maybe one Christmas that stands out to me in particular was the one I spent in Louisiana. That was definitely one of the best Christmases!

Favorite Festive Food? Not gonna lie, I’m probably the fussiest eater ever. There are so many things I don’t eat but one thing I love is turkey. This year I’ve talked my family into making turkey for Christmas and my parents said if I cook it they would order one. I jokingly said yes but now they have actually ordered one and I’m stuck with having to cook it now. I’m not sure how that’s going to work out and I hope my family won’t have to starve over Christmas because I messed up the turkey but we’ll see.

Favorite Christmas gift? That’s impossible to pick. I love every gift I receive. It’s the thought that counts anyway, right? ;)

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? Does going to church count?

What tops your tree? Something different every year, to be honest. It’s always fun to mix it up.

As a kid what was one of the crazy things you always asked for but never received? A tiger. Tigers were my favorite animals and still are one of my favorite animals today (though I’m terrified of cats. Not very logical, I know). I wanted a tiger so bad and one of my best friends got a little bunny, so I couldn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t buy me a baby tiger. I mean, look at them. They’re so cute and they can protect you from thieves and bad people. My parents weren’t convinced by my arguments but I eventually got a dog when I was older, so that’s cool too.

What’s the best thing about Christmas for you? Basically just being home and reunited with my family. I just love cooking together and watching movies together and getting all dressed up. Everything looks so festive and almost everyone seems to be in such high spirits. Usually most of my friends from high school are in town, so I can catch up with them as well. Christmas is just the best.

I love reading these type of posts and I love everything Christmas related, so I’m tagging everyone that wants to do this tag! Do it and let me know, so I can read it!

Have a lovely day!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Sophie

Love for Glitter – The Born Pretty Store Trio Eyeshadow Palette *

When the lovely people from the Born Pretty Store contacted me on whether I wanted to review some of their products I have to admit I was quite excited. I’ve heard of the brand before as they are quite known for their nail art supplies. I totally suck when it comes to doing my nails but the Born Pretty Store also offers a wide variety of makeup, jewelry and other accessories, so there’s definitely something for everyone.

While browsing their website I came across this glittery eyeshadow trio and it immediately reminded me of Christmas and the holidays. I’m such a sucker for glittery things, so it’s only naturally I opted for this one.

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This little palette contains a black shade, a beautiful shimmery bronzed shade (quite possibly my favorite) and a lovely very glittery silver shade. All of the shades contain golden shimmer particles for a sparkling effect, which I think is just perfect for the holiday season or New Year’s Eve. December is just the perfect time to go all out when it comes to glitter and sparkles, don’t you think?

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Now, I really love the texture as its so soft and silky, which makes it so easy to apply! When it comes to eyeshadows my biggest pet peeve is when they are too chalky but these are quite creamy.  All three shadows are quite pigmented, though the bronzed shade is definitely the most pigmented.

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I think this is just the perfect little trio for everyone that loves a bit of a sparkle. The black and silver shades are perfect for creating a glittery smokey eye and the bronzed shade is so beautiful and perfect if you want more of a softer and warm approach maybe. First I was a little afraid that the glitter particles might move around, because I’ve had some bad experiences with glitter eyeshadow before but luckily these stay put and don’t move around. After all I only want my eyes to make a sparkling statement and not my entire face to look like a disco ball, right?

I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use out of these once December rolls around but then again you can never go wrong with a little bit of glitter, so basically this will always come in handy for a night out or a special occasion that could use a bit of a sparkle.

If you’d like to check out the Born Pretty Store website you can do that here. I also have a little coupon code for you if you decide to order anything. Just type in WEEG10 for 10% off your order:)

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you have great weekend:)
XX
Sophie