Over the past few weeks I've acquired a few treasures and treats which I've been loving, all of which have started to get me into a bit of a festive mood (as of yesterdays it's less than a month so I am allowed to say that)! From foodie favourites, beauty indulgences, a few favourite books and some other cute items- these bits have been brightening up afternoons on the wintry lead up, and on top of that- I'm certain all of them would make pretty excellent Christmas gifts too- the Lindsey Kelk book being mine to you! If you head below you'll find all the details, but see it as an early Christmas read from one of my favourite authors... Teapigs
As well as naughty hot chocolates past 8pm (I am stunned at how truly delicious the Weight Watchers one is) drinking tea which literally smells like Christmas is another favourite festive past time. This little bundle from Tea Pigs is certainly ticking the boxes, and makes a welcome change from my Earl Grey (and if you're that way inclined, the packet also encourages an addition of Brandy- ooer)!
Christmas Reads I actually received Emily Schuman's book for Christmas last year, and have found myself reaching for it for cute styling tips, recipe ideas and homey things (basically everything I want my blog to be- le sigh)! It's incredibly inspiring, and much like this Mollie Makes book (which is perfect for a more DIY Christmas) offers some really useful tips for this time of year. Additionally, it's no secret as to how much of a fan I am of the lovely Lindsey Kelk and I am SO excited to read Angela's newest adventure in I Heart Christmas- read on to get your hands on a signed copy too!
Festive Make Up Favourites You say Christmas I say? Glitter! Duh. Why else would I dress my nails in Model's Own's new (and green glittery) cocktail scented nail polishes (I know, they're as amazing as they sound)? And the Topshop gold face glitter? That's pretty amazing too (I wore it to a Reflektors gig and felt right at home). Additionally, can we talk about the new Anna Sui x ASOS collection for a moment? I don't think I've ever seen so many beautiful (inside and out) pieces ever- just LOOK at the Minnie Mouse Lipstick. On top of that, as ever, the Katy Perry falsies from Eyelure are my absolute favourite lashes- and I'm starting to stock up for the odd Christmas party! On top of that, the Christmas edition of Kiehl's Creme de Corps, may be the most moisturising treat ever (and perfect stocking filler)- with this adorable Andrea Garland bunny ring being the moisture go to for my lips (it's filled with lip balm don't cha know!)
She & Him Christmas Album I've been trying to wait until December to even consider opening this playlist, but my Spotify Christmas playlist may have had a small play whilst doing the washing up last weekend, and since then I'm having trouble thinking about anything else. With She & Him's album being one of my go-to's during this period- I've also added in some other serious choooonz- it's all yours here. Please send your Christmas song recommendations too!
Camera Stamp French Badge Finally, a couple of adorable knick-knacks I couldn't leave out. Firstly, is this camera stamp from Tiger Lilly Quinn which is the perfect way of literally putting your stamp on cards and letters (or just customizing everything you own) and cute as a button. Finally, I had to include this badge from Ginger Pickle. I've been meaning to include it in a striped top-and-red-lips outfit, but having been a little busy haven't been able to. Instead I thought I'd show you here, and encourage you to check out her other gorgeous badges of similar chic nature (we're talking daschund necklaces, Breaking Bad brooches and everything in between).

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Over the past few weeks I've acquired a few treasures and treats which I've been loving, all of which have started to get me into a bit of a festive mood (as of yesterdays it's less than a month so I am allowed to say that)! From foodie favourites, beauty indulgences, a few favourite books and some other cute items- these bits have been brightening up afternoons on the wintry lead up, and on top of that- I'm certain all of them would make pretty excellent Christmas gifts too- the Lindsey Kelk book being mine to you! If you head below you'll find all the details, but see it as an early Christmas read from one of my favourite authors... Teapigs
As well as naughty hot chocolates past 8pm (I am stunned at how truly delicious the Weight Watchers one is) drinking tea which literally smells like Christmas is another favourite festive past time. This little bundle from Tea Pigs is certainly ticking the boxes, and makes a welcome change from my Earl Grey (and if you're that way inclined, the packet also encourages an addition of Brandy- ooer)!
Christmas Reads I actually received Emily Schuman's book for Christmas last year, and have found myself reaching for it for cute styling tips, recipe ideas and homey things (basically everything I want my blog to be- le sigh)! It's incredibly inspiring, and much like this Mollie Makes book (which is perfect for a more DIY Christmas) offers some really useful tips for this time of year. Additionally, it's no secret as to how much of a fan I am of the lovely Lindsey Kelk and I am SO excited to read Angela's newest adventure in I Heart Christmas- read on to get your hands on a signed copy too!
Festive Make Up Favourites You say Christmas I say? Glitter! Duh. Why else would I dress my nails in Model's Own's new (and green glittery) cocktail scented nail polishes (I know, they're as amazing as they sound)? And the Topshop gold face glitter? That's pretty amazing too (I wore it to a Reflektors gig and felt right at home). Additionally, can we talk about the new Anna Sui x ASOS collection for a moment? I don't think I've ever seen so many beautiful (inside and out) pieces ever- just LOOK at the Minnie Mouse Lipstick. On top of that, as ever, the Katy Perry falsies from Eyelure are my absolute favourite lashes- and I'm starting to stock up for the odd Christmas party! On top of that, the Christmas edition of Kiehl's Creme de Corps, may be the most moisturising treat ever (and perfect stocking filler)- with this adorable Andrea Garland bunny ring being the moisture go to for my lips (it's filled with lip balm don't cha know!)
She & Him Christmas Album I've been trying to wait until December to even consider opening this playlist, but my Spotify Christmas playlist may have had a small play whilst doing the washing up last weekend, and since then I'm having trouble thinking about anything else. With She & Him's album being one of my go-to's during this period- I've also added in some other serious choooonz- it's all yours here. Please send your Christmas song recommendations too!
Camera Stamp French Badge Finally, a couple of adorable knick-knacks I couldn't leave out. Firstly, is this camera stamp from Tiger Lilly Quinn which is the perfect way of literally putting your stamp on cards and letters (or just customizing everything you own) and cute as a button. Finally, I had to include this badge from Ginger Pickle. I've been meaning to include it in a striped top-and-red-lips outfit, but having been a little busy haven't been able to. Instead I thought I'd show you here, and encourage you to check out her other gorgeous badges of similar chic nature (we're talking daschund necklaces, Breaking Bad brooches and everything in between).

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97 comments:

  1. There is nothing better than tea and a scented candle to get you through the winter months x

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  2. this is such a lovely post! cosying up on winter nights with a good book is the best x

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  3. Patricia Afonso26 Nov 2013, 21:14:00

    I would love to get one of these :)

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  4. I must try the weight watchers hot chocolate, sounds yummy :)
    Book also sounds amazing :D

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    Laura x

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  5. What a lovely post I would love to win the signed book :D x

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  6. Thanks for getting me into a festive spirit! Also, that book sounds lovely. x

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  7. Lyndsey Kelk is one of my all time favourites!! Her books are so easy to read I have all of them (minus this one of course) :)

    I know it's not quiet December, but wishing you all a Merry Christmas x

    Susan Ray
    Susan_cat_ray@hotmail.com

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  8. The tea pigs tea looks delicious! Everything looks so lovely to get into the festive mood :)
    Love Lindsey Kelk's books!

    isabella ♥

    pinkiepromisebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. There are so many festive treats to indulge in this time of the year, hot chocolate is a definite favourite of mine, especially when I'm snuggled up on the sofa on a night!
    I really want Emily Schuman's book...think that may go on my Christmas wishlist this year :)

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  10. She and Him are one of my absolute favorite bands! I can listen to them for hours!

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  11. I am absolutely obsessed with the 'I Heart' Series :) Can't wait to read this, if I don't win this I will just get it on my kindle xo

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  12. who wouldn't love this book darling? :D xox

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  13. I'd love her book, I'm reading I heart Hollywood now!

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  14. The minnie mouse lipstick just has to be the cutest thing ever lol X

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  15. this post is so heart-warming! i just can't wait till christmas:) and I'd really love Lindsey Kelk's stunning book! xo

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  16. Gorgeous photos and lovely blog post :) I ADORE 'I Heart Christmas'!

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

    artstylelove.com

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  17. what an awesome giveaway lovely lady xxxx

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  18. Lovely photos, i love all your photos on your blog. i would love to read her book especially a Christmas themed book! this would be a lovely gift for my mum as she loves reading and i heard that this book especially is on her christmas wish list! xo

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  19. That tea looks so Christmassy! I'd love to win the book please :) x

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  20. Feel so christmassy after reading through this! I love she and him, zooey has such a lovely voice! xx

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  21. I recently read ALL (and I mean every single one!) of L-Kelks books, such perfect cheesy chick lit.

    Can I also WHOLE HEARTEDLY agree on the Katy Perry lash front? 'Oh honey' are my personal fav.

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  22. I am in love with slwo club's christmas songs! Everything looks absolutely amazing! xx

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  23. Would love to win the book, just read my first book by her :)

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  24. This was such a lovely post to read! :) I need to try that tea - it looks delicious!
    She & Him's Christmas album is one of my favourites! xxx

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  25. I would love the book!! I love anything Christmas!

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  26. I love Lindsey Kelk's books!

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  27. I love Lindsey Kelk's books!

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  28. would love to read this book, just finished 'meet me under the mistletoe' by Abbey Clements so im desperate for another Christmas read :)

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  29. cute pics xx
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  30. Such a pretty photos :)

    I would love to win that book :D

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  31. This post has made me feel so cosy, off to listen to she and him now xx Emmi

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  32. I spotted a packet of Tea Pigs while shopping the other day and was very intrigued. I'll definitely be going back to buy a packet now, for sure!

    Ah Christmas, I am so excited, and I love all your favourites!

    xx Carina
    http://windsweptwishesx.blogspot.com

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  33. I am SO obsessed with Christmas tea pigs! xo

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  34. I love the feel of your photos in this post Olivia, warm and lovely like Christmas. I would love the I Heart Christmas book by Llindsey Kelk! Having read all her others I need a catch up on Angela! x

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  35. Such beautiful photos Liv! Xmas is my favourite time of the year :)

    IN MY SUNDAY BEST

    Sade XO

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  36. There is nothing better like small things to make you get in the Holiday Spirit...

    xoxo Violeta, your Shoegal Out In The World

    www.shoegaloutintheworld.com

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  37. So many lovely things! The little ginger pickle guy is so cute! I've been wanting to read a book about Christmas time-- we always hear about movies but rarely books!

    sundays grace

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  38. I'm loving Christmas teas too! I feel a bit guilty for getting into it all so early :3

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  39. Love the holiday photos :) I would love to win the book! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  40. i love Christmas reads would love to get my hands on this one - allantae j

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  41. I've never read anything by Lindsey Kelk but "I Heart Christmas" looks like my kind of book! I would love to win an autographed copy. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  42. The last picture is my favourite - both are completely adorable! The brooch will be haunting my daydreams I suspect!

    Chloe. x

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  43. Oh my goodness, I NEED that tea in my life!

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  44. Oooh I would love to win this book <3

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  45. Aw it would be lovely to win the book, beautiful post xox

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  46. Aw it would be a lovely book, beautiful post xox

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  47. I've honestly never heard of this author before, but I've read so many positive reviews that I'd definitely love to catch up and get my hands on this book! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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  48. got two of the three books apart from the one in the comp!x
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  49. I've read all of Lindsey Kelk's books, absolutely love them. My friend went and got hers all signed and met her weekend before last, I was super jealous! I'd love to win this one as I haven't had a chance to get my hands on it yet!

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  50. That TeaPigs tea sounds mighty delicious, in the Australian summer it might have to be served chilled though haha

    Jess
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au

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  51. That Tea Pigs tea sounds mighty delicious, I might have to drink it iced in the Australian summer though haha

    Jess
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au

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  52. Great post - it is never too early to get in the festive spirit! x

    amuchprettierpuzzle.blogspot.com

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  53. Would love to win a copy of the book Olivia!
    Such a lovely post, definitely put me in the festive mood :) xx

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  54. i would love to win this book :)

    carlahollands@hotmail.com

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  55. A cup a tea and good book is just the most awesome combination :)

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  56. A cup of tea and a good book is the most awesome combination during cold winter nights. :)

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  57. I am extremely pro-christmas and if I had this book in my life, I'm pretty sure I would be referring to it all year long, just to fix my withdrawal symptoms from anything festive.

    http://disgracefullyemily.blogspot.com

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  58. Such cosy photographs! Would love to win the book too!

    littlepaperswans.blogspot.co.uk

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  59. I really do need to try tea pigs! :)

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  60. I love the sound of all of them! I've been feeling quite festive for a couple of weeks now! And I would love to win a copy of the book :) x

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  61. A lovely post! I would love this book, as I love Christmas so, much, its my favourite holiday, with fairy lights, cinnamon, and family :'3

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  62. I'd love to win 'I heart christmas'! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. Love this post, everything looks so cute and cosy! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  64. I'd love the book, it looks so cute and festive! x

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  65. id love to win the amazing book! Lovely post btw :)xx

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  66. That's such a lovely idea giving away a book! Reading is one of the biggest treasures to me and during this time of the year there's nothing better than a christmas book :)
    Would love to win it, but I kind of failed to properly register. Technic and me are no friends ;)

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  67. What a lovely idea to give away a book! Reading is one of my biggest treasures and during this time of the year there's nothing better than reading a nice christmas novel, while enjoying a big cup of christmas tea.
    I would love to win it, but I kind of failed with the registration. Technic and me are no friends ;)

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  68. Love your posts Olivia :) xx

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  69. such a beautiful christmassy post!!

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  70. This has made me so excited for Christmas, will definitely try the weight watchers Hot Choc!

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  71. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  72. Love this post...really getting me in the mood for Christmas!

    xx Caroline
    http://coffeeandcaroline.blogspot.com

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  73. Oh I can't wait for Christmas, such lovely photos! :)
    ❇♥ Blog written by two friends: http://teenagewastelandbyhd.blogspot.com/ ♥❇

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  74. They all look amazing! I love She & Him! xx

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  75. I'd like this book! So excited about Christmas too!!!

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  76. I'm going home for Christmas, a week-long visit with the family, and this book would be a perfect treat for an evening read - I'm at university and never seem to be able to read for myself, to relax, so I'd love the chance (once I'm on a break!) to do so, and this book would be perfect Olivia!! :) xx

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  77. I see you are well prepared to the christmas :)
    I just took a part of your give away :) ha!

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  78. I love cosying up in the winter with a book, this would be great! :D xxx

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  79. Hi Liv!!
    I LOVE your blog and style!!
    You are perfect!! x

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  80. The Minnie Mouse lipstick's my favourite. So cute! xx

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  81. Would love this for some Christmas reading!

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  82. Would love this for some Christmas reading!

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  83. I love the I Heart series! Currently on Vegas... So good! Would love to win :)

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  84. I know this giveaway has finished now but I'm actually reading I Heart Christmas at the moment and it's so good. Can't wait to spend a few hours reading it tomorrow evening!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  85. This has made me feel so festive! Some lovely ideas...especially the tea and glitter! I loved this so much I featured it on my favourite blog posts of the month :)

    Holly xx

    http://abranchofholly.blogspot.co.uk/

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