Wednesday, 6 December 2017

MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS FILMS | THE SIXTH DAY OF BLOGMAS


There is nothing that will get you in the spirit quite like getting all cosy and watching a Christmas film! When I was younger, I loved scrolling through the Sky Movies and binge watching Christmas films - I still love doing that now! So, I thought I would share my top 5 favourite Christmas films...

The Snowman - a Christmas day classic and yes it counts as a film! 

An obvious one, Home Alone.

One some people say isn't a Christmas film - I disagree! Die Hard.

The one where I fell in love with every nearly every male in the film - Love Actually.

The Muppets Christmas Carol - one I'm sure everyone loves.

All gifs are from Giphy.
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

NAILED IT THIS CHRISTMAS | FIFTH DAY OF BLOGMAS


Those of you who have had acrylic nails will know how damaging they can be for your nails. The nail on my thumb now splits in the middle and no matter how much I cut them down and try to re-grow them, they'll continue to grow with a split down the middle.

I love having my nails done - I love how long nails makes my hands look (is that weird to say?) but I don't want to keep damaging my nails with acrylics. So as it's the season where everyone gets dressed up for Christmas parties, I wanted my nails to look extra boujie.

I brought these Fantasy Queen Of Stars dusty pink holographic nails from Superdrug and wore them on Saturday night. They looked really good, everyone asked me where I'd got my nails done and was surprised when I said I did them myself and that they were stick on nails from Superdrug. I do confess, I didn't use the glue that came with them. I brought a brush on nail glue as I thought it would be less messy.

I was able to eat, drink, dance and go to the toilet successfully without any popping off - I was pretty impressed with that. They did however start to pop off the next day once I had a shower, I don't know whether this is down to the water warming the glue (?). They were very flimsy though, at one point on Sunday I had manged to bend one of them and thought I was going to snap it.

For £3.99 (they're on offer at the moment, usual price is £4.99) I'm not complaining. They were really pretty and lasted for the night that I wanted/needing them to. Looking at the other Fantasy Queen Of Stars nails they're all rather "trendy" - very unicorn-esque.

Overall I'm pretty impressed. If you're wanting some to last for longer than a day then I probably wouldn't recommend these, not because of the glue - as I said I didn't use the glue that came with these - but because they were really flimsy and easily bent.

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Monday, 4 December 2017

HAVE A VERY MERRY BATH WITH LUSH | THE FOURTH DAY OF BLOGMAS

The third day of blogmas was a write-off for me. I was so tired and hungover that I couldn't bring myself to do anything other than eat and nap. I enjoyed my wild weekend but I don't think I'd be doing 2 nights out in a row again anytime soon. I can't just hack it anymore.

Anyway, I'm joining back in with Blogmas now...

On Saturday (whilst hanging out my arse), I popped into Lush to have a look at their Christmas collection. I know it's a cliche but I LOVE lush! I love the smell of it when you're approaching the door, I love the colours and the glitter of all the bath bombs, I love the bowls they have around with demonstrations of how the bath bomb looks in water and I really like that I spent £20 (ish) on bath bombs for myself whilst hungover and feeling very sorry for myself!

I was a little disappointed that their Christmas collection wasn't displayed together, they were mixed together amongst the usual bath bombs. Looking at the website there is a lot more to the Christmas collection than I saw in the Solihull branch - I can imagine this will be down to them selling out of the Christmas stuff as it was rammed in there.

After rushing to the display of bath bombs and picking up any Christmas themed bath poduct I could find, I brought The Snowman bubble bar which has sadly lost his eyes and a few buttons. This smells so fresh! I can't wait to have the bubbliest bath with this!

I also picked up The Magic Of Christmas bubble bar. This is probably the one I'm most excited to use. It smells just like Christmas - spiced and fresh! I'm also really excited for a glittery bath!!! Plus, how incredible does it look?

Next up was the Golden Wonder bath bomb. This smells really fruity and sweet, it's really big so I can imagine this can be one you can break up and use in more than one bath.

Finally, I picked up the Snow Angel bath melt. This has some serious glitter attached to it, my bed is now covered in glitter after taking these pictures! I can tell this is going to be a moisturising one, when holing it in my hands it started to melt a little on my fingers - again like anything from Lush, it smells amazing.

I haven't had a bath with any of these yet but be sure to keep an eye on my Insta-stories (@teaantoastblog) as I'm sure they'll be making an appearance on there when I do use them.

Lush bath bombs will make an excellent stocking filler or a little gift for someone who enjoys a little at home pamper. Looking at their website they do some really good gift sets as well, some a little expensive (but if you've got a bath lover then I guess it's worth it) and some for less than £10.




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Saturday, 2 December 2017

FEELING LIKE A PRINCESS ON MY FIRST CHRISTMAS NIGHT OUT OF 2017 | THE SECOND DAY OF BLOGMAS


Here is me, out last night looking super awkward... I put my party shoes on for my first Christmas social. I went out for dinner with a few friends that I used to work with - who I seriously miss ALOT! We had dinner at Strada in the Mailbox and then moved onto a few drinks at Aluna.

I brought this skirt from Primark a couple of months back and this was the first time I've worn it (don't mind the spilt alcohol). It's super princess-ie and looked really nice with my black friday bargain boots from Public Desire. You can't really see the shoes in this photo but they are fire!!! I feel well bouji in them. I also paired the skirt with a pink crop top from Missguided and tied it in the middle to flatter my shape.

SHOP SIMILAR ITEMS


I'm also going out again tonight with some colleagues from my new job. I don't think they're ready to witness my super cool moves...


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Friday, 1 December 2017

FINALLY, WE CAN SAY THE "C" WORD | THE FIRST DAY OF BLOGMAS 2017


I don't know about you but I have been in the Christmas spirit for a few weeks now. I've heard a lot of "It's too early for Christmas, it's not even December yet!" a lot this week! Well, not anymore bitches - IT'S DECEMBER SO IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!

I mentioned in my last post that I really want to have a go at doing Blogmas this year. For those of you who don't know, Blogmas is pretty much blogging every single day throughout Christmas - so from the 1st December to Christmas Day there will be a blog post uploaded every-single-day! I know, I don't know how I'm going to do this either!

Via Giphy
Lucky for me, BrumBloggers have put together #brumblogmas which I think will motivate and inspire me to do it everyday! I'm really excited to get involved and see what other brummie bloggers are up to over Christmas.

I'm not usually one to get this excited for Christmas so early. But I'm feeling it, I'm going with it and I can't wait for all the mince pies with cream, Christmas songs, drinking all the bucks fizz (probably my most favourite thing about Christmas) and snuggling up to watch Christmas films!!

Via Giphy

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Friday, 17 November 2017

LIFE LATELY | NEW JOB

A lot has happened since my last post in October. So far November has been a really busy month for me. The biggest thing that happened this month is that I have started a new job. Very exciting but also very sad - sad because I had to leave a brilliant team behind but I'm seriously so excited by my new job!

I mentioned it before but I was very unhappy in my old job, it wasn't just making me unhappy at work but it was effecting me outside of work and I was getting very run down by it. So I'm very excited for a fresh start, to learn loads of new things and meet new people.

Overall, I'm feeling very positive at the moment, I have a lot more time at home with my new job - the hours mean I am home before 5 and don't have to work weekends! BUZZING!!!


I've had a sociable start to November, I actually went "out out" for the first two weekends - one weekend with an evening "out out" is rare for me so two NEVER happens! This weekend needs to be a quiet one.

I'm planning on doing Blogmas this year! I know, it'll be really challenging I'm sure but as a flakey blogger I want to give it my all. I've got a list of blog ideas already so I just need to get my arse into gear and start planning them and taking some photos in preparation. I think because I've suddenly got all this time to myself now I'm more motivated to give it a go and get back into what I love doing - writing this little blog.

So far November is going great, I'm very excited about my future and I've got a very positive mindset! Lets hope it continues to stay this way :)
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Sunday, 15 October 2017

INSIDE THE OCTOBER GLOSSYBOX | MERMAIDS VS UNICORNS

This month’s Glossybox was a beautiful one and the theme is Unicorn vs Mermaid (you can the same items in each box – it’s just the box that deffers). I had the Mermaid box and the box itself is really cute!

I actually cancelled my subscription last month, well I thought I had cancelled it. After ending up having to email them it turns out the cancellation never went through, despite them telling me they can’t find an account with either of my email addresses. It was really annoying and I found the whole process very frustrating! I cancelled my subscription because I didn’t think the box was worth it anymore. They’ll bring out a really good box (like the one this month) maybe once every 3 or 4 months. The months in between are a little rubbish and I even end up with duplicate products because they send me the same product to try more than once. At the moment, it’s just not worth it.

I have a few Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palettes and they’re really good value for money. One of my favourite eyeshadow palettes is the Iconic 3 palette. I was pretty excited when I saw the Makeup Revolution Mermaid Vs Unicorns palette in the box, it’s not one I would usually go for but some of the colours are really beautiful. The two light blues (second and third from the left) swatched identical to each other (why have them both in there?) and the blues are all very similar. Similar but beautiful. The darker tones didn’t swatch as well as the lighter colours, they’re chalky and you’ll definitely get some fallout from the blue shade third in from the right. I haven’t tried to use any of these eyeshadows on my eyes yet however.

Also in the box was a Sleek Makeup Crème to Powder Blusher in the shade French Rose, Kawaii Enterprise Blush Cleaning Egg (I’ve received a smaller version of this in another box before), Lord & Berry Magic Brow Perfect Eye Brow Pencil and a Bang Beauty Cream Colour in Dolce Pink which you can use on your lips, eyes and cheeks.

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

24 HOURS IN BATH



This weekend Tom and I spent an evening in Bath. We had both booked a long weekend off work and wanted to get away somewhere so we decided on Saturday morning that we would spend our Sunday evening in Bath. Both hungover and really tired, we took a 2-hour drive from Birmingham to Bath.

I’ve been to Bath twice before, once with college and once to check out the university. Both times not really exploring the city too much.  Tom on the other hand had never been before.

Funny story - As we were entering Bath Tom said "imagine if we see the Michalak's" within 10 minutes of us watching their latest video and leaving the hotel to see what is around us we saw them!! We embarrassingly just froze, kinda star struck and smiled at Hannah cringely as she looked over at the two wierdo's starring at them! Ground, swallow me up.

(This is a picture heavy post)

Where we stayed:

We stayed at the Abbey Hotel which is a minute walk from the Pulteney Bridge. We were upgraded to a superior double room for free (GET IN! First time that’s ever happened!) which was really modern and artsy. It also had an amazing bath that I couldn't help but flaunt all over my social media.

The hotel is in a great location, its right in the middle of everything and is surrounded by bars and restaurants. I didn't think it was too expensive either, we paid £99 for the night - defo wouldn't have got that bath in a Travel Lodge.

Check out this light in the ladies toilets?! Swanky or what?
Where we ate:

Sunday evening, we went to the Herd Steak Restaurant. We had been given some money from a family friend as a gift so wanted to go somewhere nice for our treat, it really was delicious. If you’re a steak lover like me, I highly recommend. If you’re going on a busy night (Friday or Saturday) then I’d recommend booking, there is only around 10 tables I think, it was very intimate and I can imagine on a Friday and Saturday night it being difficult to get a table.


For breakfast on Monday morning we took a quick walk to Blue Quails Deli. I had avocado and smoked salmon on toast and a cup of the best Latte I have ever had!! It was really really nice! The gentleman working that morning was really nice (I think he was the owner) he had a little joke and chat with us. Another place I would recommend if you’re stopping for a coffee and a bite to eat.


We stopped off at Wild Café for a quick tea break which also resulted in me falling in love with the décor!



What we saw:

We spent most of Monday morning wondering around the Roman Baths. The entry fee was a little pricey - £15.50 each I think it was. It was an interesting visit and the baths were fascinating to see but I just felt like we it was over and done in a couple of hours. Let’s be honest, there is so much warm water you can see.


We had to cut our afternoon short due to parking. Parking was the only bad point to our visit. The maximum you could pay for in the nearest car park to our hotel was for 12 hours so we needed to head back before getting a fine.

We both really wanted to visit Alexandra Park before heading home. After an unsuccessful attempt of walking there (google maps sending us to another park each time), we drove up the steep hills to see the most incredible views. I don't even have the words to describe how beautiful these views were!!


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