Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Tag (by PointlessBlog)

Merry Christmas Everyone!

So, if you didn't know already (which you should)... It's Christmas Tomorrow!!!

And I thought, as it's Christmas Eve, it is the perfect time to post a Christmas Tag! I am so excited for Christmas, and I wanted to share a bit of that with you now :)

This tag was created by PointlessBlog on YouTube, and as it was first made for a video, I am going to change some of the questions to fit a blog post. Click here to watch Alfie's video. I'll leave the original questions down below if you're a keen youtuber, otherwise you can use my questions to write your own Christmas tag!

So, let's go for it!

1. How excited are you for Christmas?
SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I can't explain in words how excited I am :)

2. What's the best present you've ever been given and why?
The best present I've got is probably my new iPod touch 5th generation.

3. What's the worst present you've ever been given and why?
Last year, there was a mistake with present coordination, and I got three of the same piano books. I managed to give the other two away, but it was still a bit annoying!

4. What's your favourite Christmas song?
It has to be 'Winter Wonderland' :)

5. What's your favourite Christmas film?
Elf! Even though I only saw it this year, it has gone straight to the top of my Christmas film list. 

6. How good are you at wrapping presents?
I'm not sure how good I am, but I absolutely LOVE wrapping presents. Definitely one of my favourite things about Christmas. And I think I'm pretty good...

7.  If you could rename one of Father Christmas' reindeer, what would you name it?
Hmm... I'm not really sure... Maybe Tinsel? I think that's a pretty name :)

8. What's your favourite thing about Christmas?
I love buying and wrapping presents for people, and seeing their reaction!

Original Questions:
1. Use one noise to describe how excited you are for Christmas.
2. What's the best present you've ever been given and why?
3. What's the worst present you've ever given and why?
4. Sing a line from your favourite christmas song.
5. Whats your favourite Christmas film?
6. Show how good you are at wrapping a present.
7. If you could rename one of father christmas' reindeer, what would you name it?
8. Whats your favourite thing about christmas?




So that is my own twist on PointlessBlog's Christmas Tag!
If you liked it, please share, comment, or tweet me! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and I send my festive love. The next time you see me blogging may be the 2014 Blogger Challenge!

I hope this post has increased your festive-ness, and I'll see you all soon! And please feel free to tweet me about what lovely presents you get :)

Love Sian xox

Friday, 20 December 2013

Soap and Glory: Christmas Collectables Bag!

Hi everyone!


So I didn't plan this post, but today we had a family get together to exchange gifts before Christmas (they're away over Christmas - we're not just eager).  And me, being the impatient person I am, I opened my present from them early. And I was hit with amazing Soap and Gloryness!!!

They got me the Soap and Glory, Christmas Collectables Bag! 



I absolutely LOVE Soap and Glory, and was so excited when I got this. I'm definitely going to have to do some Christmas pampering :) 
So I decided to do a spontaneous post, and show you what I got in my Christmas Collectables Bag!

Enjoy!


Thick and Fast: Super Volume Mascara



Sexy Mother Pucker XL: in Pink Loud



Sugar Crush: Body Wash



The Scrub of Your Life: Body Buffer





Hand Food: Hand Cream



Peaches and Clean: Deep Purifying Cleanser




Butter Yourself: Moisture Lotion



Heal Genius: Foot Cream



The Righteous Butter: Body Butter

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And that's it!

I thought I'd do this post early, because I use up Soap and Glory products in weeks!

I hope you liked this post, it's very different to what I usually do.  Please recommend other Soap and Glory products in the comments, or tweet me, because I'd love to know! And if you're looking for a quick, good quality and amazing Christmas present, I really recommend the Soap and Glory, Christmas Collectables Bag!

Love Sian xox

p.s. This post was in no way promotional 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Amazing Covers - Christmas Edition!

Hello, and Merry Christmas everyone!



So to get you all into the Christmas spirit, I thought I would post a special edition of Amazing Covers

Amazing Covers is a post I do once in a while, which highlights my favourite covers of your favourite songs. Click here and here to see my previous posts, on artists like Bastille and Lorde! 

As Christmas day is fast approaching, I thought I would share with you my favourite festive tunes, and the covers to go along with them! This means sharing covers I think you'll love, and you recommending covers you think I'll love. 

That's all you need to know, let's get on with some festive covers!


Taylor Swift

Taylor's voice fits perfectly into the song, and it's a great alternative to the classic.


Lily Allen

Also known as the song from the John Lewis advert, the Bear and the Hare. I absolutely love this song; it's so calming and beautiful!


Little Mix

Not an official tune, but a truly beautiful performance on last years X Factor!


The Wanted

Also not an official Christmas song, but also a lovely, calming cover of a classic.


Justin Bieber

Now I'm not a big fan of the Biebs, but this more upbeat tune is quite catchy, and captures the Christmas spirit!


So check out these covers, and I'm sure they'll certainly increase your Christmas spirit!

I hope you enjoyed that post, and there are many more Christmassy posts to come! I have so many ideas, and I want to share them all with you before the #2014BloggerChallenge begins! Click here to find out what I'm talking about.

So I hope you're looking forward to the many lovely posts!
Enjoy your Christmas preparations, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Bloglovin'!

Love Sian xox

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Sweet Snaps Challenge 4!

Yep you guessed it, back to the Sweet Snaps Challenge by SaidaCanePhotography!
If you have no idea what I'm talking about find out here

If you're not already, I recommend you take part, because it is a great way to explore new blogs, and meet others with the same interests as you!

Sadly,  due to poor organisation and pure forgetfulness, I have missed out on the chance to post a photo in the 2nd and 3rd Sweet Snaps Challenge posts. But now I'm back, with some beautiful new photos!

So without further ado ... my photo for the Sweet Snaps Challenge 4!!!


Red sky at night, shepherd's delight, Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning.

Have a lovely weekend, and week to come!

Love Sian xox

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

My December Playlist

Hello Everyone!


So firstly, I'm sorry I haven't posted much - I've been quite busy with Christmasy things! But as school (for me) is ending, and the amount of homework is going down, I think it is definitely time for a post.

Recently I have altered my 'Favourite Songs Playlist' on my iPod, so I thought I would share some of my favourite songs on that playlist.

It's quite a short post, but I hope it's useful, and you find some new songs for your playlists :)

Let's goooo!

by Vance Joy 

by Little Mix

by Lily Allen

by Rizzle Kicks

by Foster the People

by Lorde

 by Of Monsters and Men

by We The Kings

by Of Monsters and Men

by Ludovico Einaudi

by One Republic


No Scrubs
Cover by Bastille


And those are just a few of my favourite songs at the moment, and for Christmas!

Hope you liked this post, and make sure to comment down below with your favourite songs this Christmas! And if you have any recommendations, please let me know :)

Merry Christmas, love you all, 

Sian xox

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

2014 Bloggers Challenge!

Hello everyone! 


So December is here, which can only mean one thing - Christmas! And I don't know about you, but I am so excited for Christmas Day. But more than that, 2014 is just around the corner.

Just a few weeks ago, I have decided to take part in a challenge by AnotherGirlyBlog, called the #2014bloggerchallenge ! This challenge is all about starting fresh, and writing a blogpost twice a month about different topics 

The challenge posts will go up during the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month. Everyone who signs up will be sent an email by AnotherGirlyBlog, with the topic of your post. These ideas are there to give you ideas and encourage you to write about the things you'd not normally write about.

All of you can get involved know - whatever your blog is, and whoever you are! If you participate in the #2014bloggerchallenge you will gain more blog traffic, you can discover new blogs and you can make friends with all kinds of bloggers!

To get involved leave a comment on her post here or email anothergirlyblg@gmail.com with your blog URL, email address and name so you can be added to the list of over 300 participants! And make sure to grab the challenge button on Gaby's blog!

Let's start 2014 with a bang and let's see how many more of you we can get involved with this challenge!! (sign up closes on the 9th December 2013 when the first topic will be sent out). Tweet me at @thelifeofsianm or Gaby at @anothergirlyblg if you join, and do a post on it!

So join in the fun, and let's get blogging!

Hope to see you all on the list,

Love Sian xox